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Researchers from the University of Utah used a variety of genomic approaches to show that the sperm genome nucleosome structure and distribution may be closely tied to embryonic development patterns.

Sequencing for Disease


Clinical labs are testing the waters with next-gen sequencers. Utah's Rong Mao reports on early work with tests for cystic fibrosis and other diseases.

Five new centers will begin educating and recruiting volunteers for the massive NICHD-led study of genes, environment, and children's health.

University of Utah James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building, Roche Madison Labs at University of Wisconsin Research Park, Albany Molecular Research, Navas Instruments, Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corp., Max Planck Florida Institute, Weitz Co./DPR Construction, Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park

Snippets: Apr 8, 2009


Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Prostate Cancer Foundation, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, and more …

Paired Ends: Apr 7, 2009


Helaman Escobar, John Keilty, Lutz Kirchrath

The AACC and ARUP Laboratories announced the publication of new consensus guidelines aimed at improving and standardizing the way qPCR studies are done and reported.

A Big Team for a Big Lab


Richard Smith is one PI who asks his postdocs to check their egos at the door for the benefit of the group, but the time they spend in his lab guarantees to benefit them all as individuals.

Short Reads: Feb 3, 2009


Broad Institute, Expression Analysis, Helicos BioSciences, University of Texas at Austin, Applied Biosystems, University of Georgia, ABRF, Genomatix, Illumina, Mondobiotech, 23andMe, Kapa Biosystems


A new study finds that three dimensional facial scans may be able to aid in diagnosing rare genetic diseases.

The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine have retracted two COVID-19 papers due to concerns about the data used in their analyses.

Lawmakers plan to introduce a bill that aims to prevent the theft of US-funded research, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: analysis of ancient Caribbean islanders' genomes suggests at least three waves of migration into the region,  DNA barcoding of microbial spores, and more.