Researchers at the AAAS annual meeting highlighted the use of ancestry markers and other genetic information rather than self-reported race for studying everything from disease association to population genetics.
Using SNP microarrays and gene re-sequencing, a group of researchers from St. Jude Children's Hospital and the National Cancer Institute characterized more than 100 AML tumors, revealing a smaller-than-expected burden of copy number alterations and point mutations.
According to a recent Bioinformatics paper, for each individual array, the proposed reference alignment procedure, or RAP, uses a set of selected markers as internal references to direct the signal alignment.
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At ABRF’s annual conference this week, its various research groups presented preliminary results from their studies. One study found that clinical labs had trouble detecting PSA using standard ELISAs, which to some degree was a validation of proteomics.