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Using mitochondrial sequences from indigenous individuals in Alaska, researchers explored the genetics of past migrations across the Arctic.

Researchers used an approach called tensor generalized singular value decomposition to find prognostic copy number changes in TCGA data for ovarian cancer patients.

Among Canon BioMedical's life science projects is a genetic testing platform based on ultra-fast serial PCR and high-resolution melt analysis.

A study in Science describes a novel function for a protein in which it specifies for long, random chains of alanine and threonine to be added to stalled proteins. 

Researchers from University of Utah, the CDC, and other organizations are trying to develop a specificaion and tools for transmitting information about genetic variants into clinical contexts.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus electron micrograph

A small ARUP study has found that direct metagenomic sequencing correlates well with standard clinical respiratory virus testing.

Researchers from the University of Utah and Boston College have developed tools to visualize sections of genomic data in real time in an intuitive and interactive fashion

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A recently launched lawsuit in Canada challenging the practice of patenting genomic DNA is also asking the Federal Court to determine that advanced diagnostics utilizing next-generation sequencing platforms do not infringe patents on older testing methods involving the ampl

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, an American- and Finnish-led team described the apparent effects of an EGLN1 mutation that's been linked to high-altitude adaptations in the absence o

In an effort to discover all factors constraining the speed of polymerases in the PCR reaction, a University of Utah group headed by Carl Wittwer has developed a fluorescent probe to monitor polymerase activity.


The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.