Shanghai Jiao Tong University

By sequencing and characterizing the genome of Artemisia annua, researchers uncovered gene expansions and regulatory features linked to artemisinin production.

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 UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.