University of Leuven

The collaborators will explore the use of cell-free DNA for preimplantation genetic testing. 

Westvleteren Trappist ales

Researchers sequenced the genomes of 157 industrial strains of yeast, and found differences correlating to how the strains are used.

The findings, published last week, have prompted Belgian medical genetics centers to routinely report maternal incidental findings from NIPT.

A pair of Science studies reports that antibiotics, diet, gender, and age can influence the composition of the gut microbiome to varying degrees.

A mutation uncovered in a Belgian family through genetic analysis disrupts pyrin protein regulation to lead to an autoinflammatory disease.

The assay could be useful for identifying patients unlikely to respond to therapy and provide an alternative for monitoring therapy response.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, researchers from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the University of Copenhagen described some of the common non-protein-coding mutations

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Manchester's Institute of Cancer Sciences said today that it will lead an international consortium that will use €6 million ($7.9 million) in funding to develop genetic biomarkers to identify patients who are at risk of developing long-term side effec

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Seven universities and institutes in Belgium have teamed up to create a network to support the nation's genomics research endeavors, filling a need for greater sharing of technologies and expertise, one of the partners, KU Leuven, said this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A consortium of European research partners will use €9.5 million ($12.3 million) from the EU to trawl the trenches of the deep seas in search of organisms that could be used to develop bioactive compounds for treating diseases and for nutritional and cosmetic applicati

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.