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In a pair of papers, the researchers reported that the sugar pine genome largely comprises transposable elements and contains conifer-specific Dicer-like proteins.

The approach uses a technique called Earth mover's distance borrowed from image processing to identify differentially expressed genes across a set of samples.

The center expands the collaboration between the two organizations at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine.

Chromsomal array testing had a higher diagnostic yield in the study than standard procedures, and could have value as a first step before referring patients to further tests.

Included in the funding is about $2.5 million specifically to develop tools and resources for animal breeding genetics and genomics.

The study represents the first time protein design algorithms have been used to prospectively predict viable resistance mutations in bacteria in response to antibiotic pressure

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Connecticut has inked a partnership with KeraFast to make stem cells developed at the university available globally.

BioMarker Strategies has appointed Jerry Parrott as its new president, CEO, and director, effective immediately.

Marc Lalande has been appointed to the new position of executive director of Genomics and Personalized Medicine Programs at the University of Connecticut where he will help lead the development of research and training programs for the Institute of System

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Four collaborative research teams have reeled in $1 million from the Institute for Systems Genomics at the University of Connecticut to pursue genome-focused, interdisciplinary biomedical research projects, UConn said today.

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Two new Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology studies have largely reproduced the original findings, ScienceInsider reports.

DNA fingerprinting could catch some sample mix-ups at pathology labs, the New York Times says.

In Cell this week: DNA methylation and T cell exhaustion, longevity in C. elegans, and more.

A Maryland police department has turned to DNA phenotyping to develop a suspect sketch, WJLA reports.