University of Chicago Dental Plaque Microbes Genetically More Similar to Those of Soil Than Nearby Tongue Based on their findings, the researchers hypothesized that the plaque microbiome acted as a "stepping stone" for environmental bacteria to adapt to a host. University of Chicago Program Aims to Improve Knowledge Transfer for PGx Testing Premium The program uses an informatics system that converts genotype results to "traffic lights" telling clinicians whether a drug is acceptable for a certain patient. Epigenome Study Maps Hydroxymethylation Across Diverse Human Tissue Types The researchers developed a tissue map of the DNA 5hmC modification, finding a potential role for it in tissue-specific development. Saliva Samples Slow to Catch On for Large-Scale Coronavirus Testing Premium A number of diagnostic labs have considered saliva-based SARS-CoV-2 testing but decided against it, while other groups continue to pursue it. Helmsley Foundation Awards $13M in Grants for Gut Cell Atlas The project is part of the Human Cell Atlas, an international effort to build reference maps of all human cell types using single-cell analysis. Oct 15, 2019 Dart-seq Leads New Methods to Sequence Transcriptome Methylation Patterns Premium Jun 28, 2019 Influence of Some eQTLs During Development Is Short, But Could Have Lasting Effects Jun 3, 2019 Lynparza Delays Progression in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer Patients With Germline BRCA Mutations Premium Dec 20, 2018 CancerIQ Seeks to Streamline Genetic Risk Screening Premium Nov 14, 2018 Bio-Rad Awarded $24M in 10x Genomics Patent Infringement Lawsuit Nov 8, 2018 Ancient DNA Sheds New Light on Human Migrations in the Americas Sep 18, 2018 Genomic Analysis of Present-Day Sardinians Shows Significant Influence From Neolithic Sources Aug 28, 2018 Study Links Food Preservative to Newly Detected Histone Modification Aug 22, 2018 Study of Breast Cancer Risk Genes in Nigerian Women Suggests Benefits of Genetic Screening May 4, 2018 Study Uncovers Curable Molecular Subtype of Colorectal Cancers Metastasized to Liver Mar 22, 2018 UVA-Led Group Using NCI Grant to ID Common Genetic Mechanisms Affecting Cancer Risk Premium Nov 6, 2017 NIH Awards $9M in Funding to Support Data Commons Pilot Phase Oct 25, 2017 Viral Evolution Data Improves Predictions of Flu Season Severity Oct 11, 2017 Studies Elucidate Impact of Genetic Variants on Gene Expression in Human Tissues Jun 22, 2017 Tempus, University of Chicago Medicine Partner on Pancreatic Cancer Study May 24, 2017 Microbiome Study Maps How Bacteria Spread in New Chicago Hospital Over a Year Premium Mar 24, 2017 ACMG Talk Highlights Importance of Detecting Rare, Monogenic Forms of Diabetes Mar 16, 2017 Tempus, University of Chicago Medicine Partner on Breast Cancer Sequencing Project Oct 25, 2016 Purdue Team Awarded $3.8M NIH Grant to Upgrade Metagenomics Data System Oct 17, 2016 White House Unveils New Initiatives to Advance Cancer Moonshot Load More Breaking News Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel Type 1 Diabetes GWAS, Fine-Mapping Leads to New Genetic Loci, Potential Drug Targets LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program NanoString Technologies, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Partner on Cell Therapy Project BGI Americas Collaborating With Champions Oncology on Proteomic Cancer Research Personal Genome Diagnostics Inks Cancer Genomic Profiling Deal with Duke University Health System The Scan Missed Early Cases A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports. Limited Journal Editor Diversity A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist. How Much of a Threat? Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned. PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.