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RNA sequencing of patient-derived fibroblasts was able to provide 10 percent of patients with a diagnosis after whole-exome sequencing had failed.

German researchers have shown that RNA-sequencing can be a potent tool to identify gene expression signatures that can distinguish livestock animals illegally treated with anabolic steroids.

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Kinaxo will work with partners in Germany on identifying tumor-relevant signal transduction pathways using the firm's phosphoproteomics platform.

Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.