Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

A genome-wide association suggests an African-specific lincRNA allele on chromosome 7 contributes to risk of bloodstream infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae.

While the new methods were developed specifically to address the UKBB's needs, Affymetrix believes the approaches will set a precedent for industrial-scale genotyping.

A chromosome 4 locus near glycophorin-coding genes appears to decrease the risk of severe malaria in African children, particularly those from East Africa.

Researchers involved with the WGS500 study reported on findings from more than 150 clinical cases assessed by whole-genome sequencing.

Eisai will use Genomics' tools in its drug R&D efforts including for target selection, validation, and more.

The University of Oxford spinout is developing a platform for genomic sequence data analysis.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at Oxford University and elsewhere have developed a sort of atlas that maps out admixture events between various human populations, they reported in Science toda

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A consortium of research centers led by the Institute of Cancer Research, London will partner with Illumina to launch a new sequencing-based testing program to analyze genetic mutations in cancer patients, the Wellcome Trust said today.

SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of large, international consortia are cranking out reams of genome, exome, and genotyping data in the hopes of expanding and refining their understanding of the genetic factors behind type 2 diabetes and traits related to it.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.