Genetics & Genomics Research & Discovery

The latest research news in genetics and genomics.

The lawsuit comes a few days after a jury awarded Bio-Rad Laboratories $23.9 million in damages in a patent infringement suit against 10x Genomics.

A gene-environment analysis involving 10,346 twins suggests parents are more restrictive when feeding children who have a genetic propensity for weight gain.

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen used mass spectrometry to analyze dental plaque from 21 individuals recovered from a medieval Danish gravesite.

With sequence data for 910 African individuals, researchers found more than 296 million bases of sequence not represented in the human reference genome GRCh38.

A study presented at the National Society of Genetic Counselors annual meeting last week analyzed how counseling sessions affected patients on five measures.

A new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.

Nov
27
Sponsored by
Genialis & Roche

While next-generation sequencing (NGS) has driven recent advances in precision oncology research, it often falls short when identifying the molecular mechanisms underlying many malignancies. As a result, alternative NGS-based approaches are needed to identify oncogenic drivers and potential drug targets.

Dec
06
Sponsored by
Genomenon

Rhythm Pharmaceuticals and Genomenon will discuss their efforts to assemble a database of mutations associated with rare genetic disorders of obesity, and how this was optimized to facilitate a deep understanding of the variant landscape of melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R)-pathway genes. This database may help identify MC4R-pathway deficient individuals who might benefit from future precision therapies.