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US Senator Proposes to Build New PGx Agency as Part of New Legislation
 
A US Senator last week introduced the first significant piece of legislation addressing pharmacogenomics that if approved into law could have broad implications for the development of molecular diagnostics and targeted therapeutics.
 
Introduced by Illinois Senator Barack Obama last Thursday, the bill, entitled the “Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act of 2006,” would create a new federal agency to oversee personalized medicine.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.

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This webinar will discuss novel long-read transcript sequencing (LRTseq) methods for transcriptome annotation that could increase the efficiency and accuracy of future sequencing projects.