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The Center for Personalized Diagnostics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine has launched two next-gen sequencing-based gene panels for cancer patients and is studying their utility compared to single-gene tests as well as exome and genome sequencing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A team from the Universities of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania is finding new contributors to genetically complex common diseases or traits using a statistical strategy that harvests locus-level information from existing genome-wide association study data.

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania plan to use single-cell transcriptome sequencing and functional genomics technology to study transcriptome variability in cardiac cells and neurons.

Several high-profile research organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, have contributed a number of personalized medicine-focused biomarker- and diagnostics-related patents to a new intellectual property licensing "supermarket" called Librassay.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute said today that it has pumped $19 million into new research and development projects that seek to bring down the costs of DNA sequencing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pennsylvania's Department of Health has awarded several million dollars in funding to research institutes and clinical science centers in the state that seek to translate genomics research for clinical use.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study appearing online today in Cell, an international team led by University of Pennsylvania investigators delves into the population history of three African hunter-gatherer groups, uncove

University of Pennsylvania engineer Changchun Liu is planning to use a mentored career development grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a non-instrumented, isothermal, microfluidic sample-to-answer assay to detect HIV virus.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A collection of studies, perspectives articles, and reviews in this week's issues of Science and Science Translational Medicine outline the progress that's been made in un

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investigators from the US, France, and Cameroon brought together information on genome-wide ancestry patterns, signals of selection, and more in their search for genetic factors behind diminutive stature of Western African Pygmy populations — work that they described o

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The Washington Post writes that the approval in the US of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine will be up to Peter Marks, a career official at the Food and Drug Administration.

According to ScienceInsider, the US National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine is planning a study of racism in academic research.

NPR reports the US loan to Eastman Kodak to boost domestic pharmaceutical production is on pause following insider trading allegations.

In Cell this week: blood immune cell changes in COVID-19 patients and spatial transcriptomics in Alzheimer's disease.