University of Texas Health Science Center

The goal of the Texas team is to identify methylation signatures that can help with prognosis and be used to develop noninvasive tests to monitor disease progression.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Two new Nature studies by independent research groups catalogued and characterized the role that rare, protein-coding mutations or variants play in autism spectrum disorder.

Researchers from Rice University, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio will program bio-nano-chips to find biomarkers for several forms of cancer, as well as HIV and heart disease.

The awards will support projects investigating the roles the small, non-coding RNAs play in cancer and asthma.

Genetic Alliance, UTHSC, and others will create a newborn screening data center and resource using a $3.8 million grant.

Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.