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In BMC Genomics, Swiss researchers described efforts to sequence and characterize the genome of a previously unknown Gram-negative bacterial species from a family called Alcal

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Plasmodium vivax parasite species behind most human malaria cases in Asia and Latin America can be traced back to Africa, where some ape species are still frequently afflicted with the parasite, according to a Nature Communications

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study appearing online today in the American Journal of Human Genetics, an international research team described 11 new blood pressure-linked loci identified through a g

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Using a massive meta-analysis genome-wide association study approach, a large international team has unearthed 11 new loci with ties to late-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Originally published Oct. 15.
The University of Pennsylvania took a major step toward growing its presence in personalized medicine last week by hiring a former pharmaceutical executive to take charge of spearheading its efforts in this space.

Peter Rogan has been awarded US Patent No. 8,527,207, "Accurate identification of organisms based on individual information content."
Rogan is a professor of biochemistry at the University of Western Ontario.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Using a revamped fluorescent in situ hybridization-based approach, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania were able to detect and quantify single-nucleotide variants

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.

MDxHealth and GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, both of Belgium, have been awarded US Patent No. 8,481,700, "Detection of MAGE-A expression."
Ilse Vlassenbroeck and Katja Bierau are named as inventors.

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The New York Times reports on an effort to address in high school biology classes misconceptions regarding race and genetics.

60 Minutes speaks with Harvard's George Church about tackling the effects of aging and more.

In PLOS this week: rare alterations in Timothy syndrome, analysis of twins' gut microbiomes, and more.

GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.