University of Minnesota Drugs to Treat Smoking Addiction Suggested by Multi-Ancestry Transcriptome-Wide Association Study The new approach, called TESLA, enables eQTL datasets to be integrated with multi-ancestry GWAS, which the researchers applied to study smoking behaviors. Tobacco, Alcohol Use Contributors Uncovered With Multi-Ancestry GWAS Researchers unearthed more than 3,800 tobacco or alcohol use-related variants using data for 3.4 million participants from four ancestry groups. Non-Western Populations Underrepresented in Microbiome Databases; Partnerships Could Boost Numbers Premium Recent analyses have underscored that populations outside North America and Europe are underrepresented in microbiome reference databases. New PacBio Library Prep Method Helps Cover 'Death Valley' Between Short and Long Reads Premium The method could be used to sequence DNA molecules that fall between short and long reads, but where high throughput and single-base accuracy are required. Longitudinal Irritable Bowel Syndrome Omics Study Points to Possible Treatment Target Using transcriptomic, metabolomic, metagenomic, and other data types, a team identified purine metabolism as a potential target for intervention. Mar 18, 2020 CRISPR Screening Approach for Mapping Genetic Interactions Uncovers Masked Phenotypes Feb 4, 2019 Genome Canada, Partners Award $42.6M in Genomics, Informatics Research Funding Nov 1, 2018 Immigration to US Quickly Westernizes Gut Microbiome Aug 16, 2018 CoreBiome Awarded $220K Translational Product Development Grant Nov 29, 2016 Some Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancers Marked by Androgen Receptor Rearrangements Sep 9, 2016 Minnesota Researcher Collaborates With Biocept on Bladder, Prostate Cancer Liquid Biopsy Study Aug 8, 2016 Non-CRISPR Genome-Editing Technologies Find Niche in Biotech Applications Premium Jul 26, 2016 Methods for More Accurate Microbiome Studies Could Impact Future Therapeutic Use Premium Jul 5, 2016 LawSeq Effort Aims to Clarify Issues of Consent, Standards, and Liability in Genomic Medicine Premium Jun 10, 2016 NIH Awards $2M Grant for Development of Genomic Medicine Legal Framework Apr 26, 2016 Fecal Transplant Stool Banks Face Potential Regulatory Changes; May Affect Physicians, Patients Premium Feb 25, 2016 Study Detects Gut Microbiome Differences in African Agriculturist, Hunter-Gatherer Populations Oct 29, 2015 Q&A: Susan Wolf on Recommendations for Returning Genomic Results to Families of Study Participants Premium Jul 31, 2015 Genetic Surveillance Study Finds Flu Viruses at Two US Swine Markets Jul 29, 2015 Calyxt Licenses Plant Gene-Targeting IP from U of Minnesota Jun 24, 2015 Microbiome Study of Colorectal Cancer Uncovers Signature of Virulence Genes May 6, 2015 NSF Grants Cornell $5.5M for Genome Editing in Rice Apr 16, 2015 Cellectis Plant Sciences Inks CRISPR/Cas9 Licensing Deal with U of Minnesota Oct 23, 2014 Genomics in the Journals: Oct 23, 2014 Mar 4, 2014 Arno Licenses Technology from U of Minnesota for CDx Development Load More Breaking News Simple HealthKit Raises $8M in Series A Round Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Quantum-Si Layoffs, UBS Coverage Initiations, More LumiraDx Secures FDA Emergency Use Authorization, UK Approval for COVID-19, Flu Test Rarity Bioscience Raises Additional €500,000 Cancer Prognoses Informed by Module-Based Approach, Study Finds The Scan UK Team Presents Genetic, Epigenetic Sequencing Method Using enzymatic DNA preparation steps, researchers in Nature Biotechnology develop a strategy for sequencing DNA, along with 5-methylcytosine and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine, on existing sequencers. DNA Biobank Developed for French Kidney Donors, Recipients The KiT-GENIE biobank described in the European Journal of Human Genetics contains DNA samples, genotyping profiles, immune patterns, and clinical features for thousands of kidney donors or transplant recipients in Nantes, France. Cardiometabolic Disease May Have Distinct Associations With Microbial Metabolites in Blood, Gut By analyzing gut microbes in combination with related metabolites in feces and blood, researchers in Nature Communications found distinct cardiometabolic disease relationships at each site. Study Reveals New Details About Genetics of Major Cause of Female Infertility Researchers in Nature Medicine conducted a whole-exome sequencing study of mote than a thousand patients with premature ovarian insufficiency.