University of Leuven

Gut microbiome researchers have identified features associated with everything from Crohn's disease to salt intake, immune activity, and hypertension.

Diploid hopes to lighten the workload of clinical geneticists drowning in next-generation sequencing data.

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

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.