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A team from the University of Oxford and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics has adapted RNA shotgun sequencing to the task of recovering and assembling the whole genomes of viruses in biological samples.

Researchers at the University of Oxford working with an alpha-hemolysin protein-based nanopore sequencing strategy have shown that it is possible to pass long RNA heteropolymers through alpha-hemolysin pores using an electric current.

Name: Mark McCarthy
Title: Robert Turner Professor of Diabetes, University of Oxford

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new £90 million ($140.1 million) center for big data analysis and drug discovery at Oxford University was launched today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from the UK and several other countries used sequencing and SNP analyses to characterize African and Asian populations of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falci

Eastern Biotech in Dubai is now offering BGI Health's non-invasive sequencing-based prenatal test for Down syndrome under the name Trigene.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study published in the early, online edition of Science today, researchers from the University of Chicago, the University of Oxford, and elsewhere sorted through genome sequences for dozens of humans and chimpanzees to

A group at the University of Oxford has begun offering a sequencing-based cancer test that uses Life Technologies' Ion Torrent PGM — the first sequencing-based product developed under the UK's Stratified Medicine Program.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Direct transmission of Clostridium difficile from one patient to another may be a less common mode of infection than anticipated in some healthcare settings, according to a new Genome Biology study.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche today announced that it has teamed with the Innovative Medicines Initiative to lead a consortium of industry and academic partners that will use stem cells for drug discovery research.

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The Hastings Center's Erik Parens argues in a Scientific American opinion piece that the current pandemic underscores the need to reconsider the hope placed in genomic medicine. 

The Los Angeles Times writes that Operation Warp Speed has an ambitious timeline for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australia is launching its trial of preconception carrier testing Tuesday.

In PNAS this week: autosomal genes commonly affected by loss-of-function variants, variants implicated in testis development disorders, and more.