Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Research showed the gut microbiome of the giant panda is more similar to the microbiome of a carnivore and lacks bacteria needed to break down cellulose.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers from China and the US used a combination of whole-exome sequencing and targeted gene sequencing to track down frequent mutations to the ErbB signaling pathway in gallbladder carcinoma tumors —

The goal of the partnership is to increase knowledge of the impact of ethnic diversity on the genetics of drug-induced serious adverse events.

By sequencing the exomes of a dozen acute myeloid leukemia samples from the M5 subtype and screening nearly 100 more, Chinese researchers have identified recurrent mutations in the DNA methyltransferase gene DNMT3A with potential ties to patient outcomes.

Zhimin Wang, a professor in the School of Agriculture and Biology at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, is working on a sequencing approach that uses an exonuclease to cleave off single nucleotides from a DNA molecule and detects them by one of two different types of sensors.

Patent awarded to Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.