University of Lausanne

The Old Oak Tree

University of Lausanne researchers sequenced different leaves from a 234-year-old oak tree to find few accumulated mutations, Nature News reports.

HUG's genetic medicine arm will use Saphetor's software and variant knowledgebase in clinical projects focused on developmental and neurological disorders.

In a pilot study involving 230 HIV-infected patients, the researchers tested the implementation of privacy-preserving genetic testing, using homomorphic encryption.

More than 10 percent of individuals in an unselected population carried recurrent syndrome-associated CNVs or rare autosomal CNVs with potential ties to cognitive ability.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A pair of studies appearing online today in Nature are uncovering evolutionary patterns for the mammalian Y chromosome and revealing conserved Y chromosome sequences stemming from ancestral, dosage-sensitive genes that have acquired functions outside of the male re

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Nature Genetics, researchers from University College London, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and elsewhere described mutations in a pair of histone-coding gen

Name: Jacqueline Schoumans
Title: Head of Cancer Cytogenetic Unit, University of Lausanne

In three Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences papers published online this week, researchers describe their efforts to sequence and characterize the Argentine, red harvester, and fire ant genomes.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.