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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.

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

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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.