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Mike Stratton, director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, has been knighted in the UK. Stratton founded the Cancer Genome Project at the Sanger Institute, leading the team that discovered mutations in the BRAF gene in malignant melanoma.

Mike Stratton, director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, has been knighted in the UK. Stratton founded the Cancer Genome Project at the Sanger Institute, leading the team that discovered mutations in the BRAF gene in malignant melanoma.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new Nature Genetics study has taken a look at Streptococcus pneumoniae population patterns in Massachusetts in the years following the introduction of a vaccine targeting several pneumococcal infection-causing forms of the bug.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study appearing online yesterday in Nature Genetics, members of the Joint International Turtle Genomes Consortium served up genomics-based details on everything from turtles' evolutionary relationships to the development of their distinct body plan.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Nature Genetics, two teams described the immune region-focused, Immunochip array-based strategy that they used to find sites in the genome with ties to a serious liver disease called

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Targets of the FOXP2 transcription factor appear to be under strong, positive selective pressure in European populations, researchers led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's Chris Tyler-Smith reported in an online, early American Journal of Human Genetics

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of papers published online today in Nature is providing information on the latest genetic and genomic resources for those working with zebrafish.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has launched an online survey to collect the views of "ordinary people" about how personal genomic information should be used in medical research and by agencies

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two new Nature Genetics studies suggest that mutations affecting a gene called SMIM1 are behind the rare "Vel" blood group — named for the lack of Vel antigen expression on red blood cells of those affected.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In The Lancet, UK researchers reported on a whole-genome sequencing-based study of multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium abscessus transmissi

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.