University of Geneva Metagenomics Enables Researchers to Uncover Pathogens, Drug Resistance Genes Metagenomics can help researchers and clinicians uncover sources of infectious disease and discern whether pathogens are resistant to antimicrobials. KRAS Mutations Revealed in Rare Vascular Brain Condition Researchers identified somatic KRAS mutations in affected tissue from more than 60 percent of people with sporadic arteriovenous malformations of the brain. Saphetor Adds Geneva University Hospitals to Client List for Variant Annotation Platform Premium HUG's genetic medicine arm will use Saphetor's software and variant knowledgebase in clinical projects focused on developmental and neurological disorders. Researchers Uncover Additional Drivers, Pathways Involved in Basal Cell Carcinoma An international team has uncovered roles for MYCN, PTPN14, and LATS1 mutations in the development and progression of skin basal cell carcinoma. Study of Twins Starts Unraveling Genetic, Environmental Contributors to Gene Regulation Sep 16, 2013 Widespread Variation Affects Regulation of Most Human Genes, Study Finds Dec 27, 2011 Melanoma Exome Sequencing Studies Find Recurrent Somatic Mutations in Kinase Family Sep 9, 2011 Swiss Team Explores Effects of Epistasis between Coding and Regulatory Variants Jun 7, 2011 Swiss Organizations Team up with Roche in Translational Research Mar 4, 2010 AB Sciex, U of Geneva to Collaborate on Mass Spec Workflows Jul 30, 2009 Team IDs Cell Type-Specific Expression Effects for Regulatory Variants Breaking News Lunaphore Technologies, University of Bern Partner on Colorectal Cancer Study People in the News: New Appointments at Biocept, Novacyt, Centogene, Illumina, More In Brief This Week: Sophia Genetics, Twist Bioscience, Dante Labs, MGI, Codex DNA, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: SpeeDx, Bio-Techne, NuProbe, More DiaSorin Q2 Revenues Rise 20 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand Cepheid Gets $28M From BARDA for SARS-CoV-2 Tests The Scan Interfering With Invasive Mussels The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels. Participation Analysis A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports. Right Whales' Decline A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC. Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.