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.

While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.