University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Both institutions aim to develop novel liquid biopsy approaches that would improve physicians' ability to diagnose, monitor, and treat cancer patients. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An albino Western lowland gorilla nicknamed Snowflake was likely the product of inbreeding between wild gorillas, according to a genome sequencing study in BMC Genomics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Three Texas Medical Center institutions have received $20 million to continue funding the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, which conducts a range of genomics-related and other research projects and core labs aimed at moving scientific discoveries toward

Wafergen has been forging partnerships with a variety of academic institutions and companies to gain feedback on SmartChip prior to its launch later this year and to generate revenues through sales of SmartChip consumables.

In an interview with PCR Insider, Greg Shipley, director of the Quantitative Genomics Core Laboratory at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, discussed the technique and how UTHSCH researchers are using it.

The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.