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The researchers noted that the results "highlight the great potential of nanopore sequencing to analyze broad microbial community trends."

The organizations in the consortium will identify, characterize, and catalog human biological molecules affected by physical activity in volunteer biosamples.

Variant data for thousands of Europeans led to seven facial feature-associated sites in the genome, including loci near development or disease-related genes.

The prospective multi-site research study aims to determine the mutation prevalence of pancreatic cancer patients with a hereditary predisposition to the disease.

Gene expression patterns in nearly 150 post-mortem brain samples hinted at age-related changes to the circadian rhythm of transcripts in the human cortex.

Microarrays can detect smaller deletions in genes relevant to diseases like acute lymphoblastic leukemia, offering insight into diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.

The institute, which has been a Comprehensive Cancer Center since 1990, also received a $25.6 million grant from NCI in conjunction with the renewal.

A trend towards more precise Cas9 activity promises spatial and temporal control over the nuclease and could reduce risky off-target activity in gene editing.

The effort will compare the outcomes and healthcare costs of patients whose treatments were informed by genetic testing results against those managed without this information.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – New thyroid cancer mutations reported recently by members of The Cancer Genome Atlas consortium are already finding their way into at least one sequencing-based genotyping test used to distinguish between benign thyroid nodules and thyroid malignancies.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.