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The tool has been applied to determine the pathogenic cause of hemorrhagic fever, and is powering a new test for respiratory disease pathogens.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

Mary Beckerle has been removed as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute in what one researcher refers to as a "coup," ScienceInsider reports.

A Brown University-led team demonstrated the utility of its "massively parallel splicing assay," or MaPSy, assay by profiling splice effects for thousands of mutations.

Placental examination, fetal autopsy, and genetic testing are among the most useful tests when searching for stillbirth cause, the New York Times reports.

The funding will, in part, support efforts to expand the project's catalog of functional elements and understand their roles in different contexts.

Researchers incorporated deep phenotyping and gene expression profiles to tease apart gene networks that are altered in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Arti Rai and Colleen Chien are studying whether the Supreme Court's decisions in Mayo v Prometheus and Bilski v Kappos have had a negative impact on diagnostics innovation.

Utah's Dana Carroll, UC Berkeley's Jacob Corn, and their colleagues replaced the sickle cell disease mutation with the wild-type gene via HDR.

Frameshift plans to commercialize two applications: one for data quality control and a second for identifying mutations in rare and Mendelian disorders.

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University of Idaho researchers model the scientific discovery process to examine the link between reproducibility and scientific truth.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.