UK Biobank

More than 200 bone mineral density-linked loci turned up using data for over 140,000 individuals, including 153 new loci.

A life sciences industrial strategy out this week provided long-term guidance for supporting and enhancing growth in the sector in the UK.

The release has been accompanied by acute interest from the genomics community, which views the resource as a "game changer" for anyone working in human genetics.

The four-year project, which ended in 2010, collected DNA samples and lifestyle information from half a million people from the UK.

Using data from the UK Biobank, a Harvard Medical School-led team of researchers has uncovered 15 new loci associated with coronary artery disease.

The firms will have exclusive access for a limited time to the data from the first 50,000 individuals with samples in the biobank to be sequenced.

While the new methods were developed specifically to address the UKBB's needs, Affymetrix believes the approaches will set a precedent for industrial-scale genotyping.

The UK Biobank will use Trinean's technology to quantify molecules during the DNA extraction stage of a large genotyping project.

This article was originally posted on Oct. 25.
BOSTON – Customers who are interested in using Illumina's highest-content genotyping arrays will soon be able to do so at a reduced cost.

The UK Biobank and Affymetrix recently finished developing an array that will be used to genotype all 500,000 samples in UKBB's biorepository.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

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China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.