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An ambitious undertaking spearheaded by the University of Utah is aiming to sequence the exomes or whole genomes of several thousand individuals from various disease cohorts in order to pinpoint the genetic underpinnings of those diseases.

The University of Utah has been awarded US Patent No. 8,580,945, "Oligonucleotides for use in allele-specific PCR."
Josef Prchal, Roberto Nussenzveig, and Sabina Swierczek are named as inventors.

BOSTON (GenomeWeb Daily News) – While panelists at a session at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting on Saturday said that the public is cautiously interested in including whole-exome or whole-genome sequencing as part of newborn screening efforts, there are concerns regarding pr

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Utah announced yesterday that it has received a $20.4 million award from the National Institutes of Health to support its Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

Ever since the Supreme Court struck down Myriad Genetics' patent claims on isolated BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene sequences, industry observers have breathlessly speculated whether the company would take legal action against labs challenging its decades-long reign over the BRCA genetic te

This article has been updated to include a response from Ambry.

This story was originally posted on June 17.

Greiner Bio-One, of Frickenhausen, Germany, has been awarded US Patent No. 8,399,652, "Primers and probes for detecting genital HPV genotypes."
Wolfgang Kranewitter, Christian Mittermayr, Florian Winner, and Thomas Iftner are named as inventors.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Most existing pigeon breeds trace their ancestry back thousands of years to sites in the Middle East, though racing pigeons share a closer-than-usual relationship with feral pigeon populations in North America, according to a genome sequencing study in the early, onlin

Clinical researchers from ARUP Laboratories and the University of Utah have developed a modified approach to performing quantitative allele-specific PCR that obviates the need to generate standard curves, and have demonstrated its use to quantify BRAF V600E mutation frequencies i

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A man has confessed to the rape and murder of developmental biologist Suzanne Eaton, according to the New York Times.

The Irish Times reports that US lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are concerned about ties between the US and Chinese genomics firms.

Parents of children with spinal muscular atrophy tell the Washington Post they are pushing to get insurance coverage of Novartis's Zolgensma.

In PNAS this week: gene mutations in individuals with syndromic craniosynostosis, putative colorectal cancer drivers, and more.