At the Plant and Animal Genomes conference, a Cold Spring Harbor Lab researcher provided information on an upcoming study of maize regulatory elements.
The project aims to elucidate markers of response and non-response to current treatment regimens, and to identify new therapies.
DoE scientists said the data could be used to link DNA variations to phenotypes in the trees, and could even be useful for Cancer Moonshot researchers.
The researchers applied their so-called GWAX approach to study 12 common diseases in almost 120,000 individuals, confirming known and uncovering novel disease risk loci.
The collaborators will explore the use of cell-free DNA for preimplantation genetic testing.
The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.
The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.
The first Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology papers show mixed results.
In Nature this week: mobile phone-based targeted DNA sequencing, and more.