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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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more