The funding is being provided through the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, which oversees the state's $1 billion life sciences investment plan.
A genome-wide association study involving more than 52,000 men led to variants linked to male pattern baldness, along with early SNP-based attempts to predict the trait.
At AGBT, an early adopter of Bionano's technology discussed how his lab is using it in conjunction with NGS to diagnose rare diseases.
The agency aims to fund projects that will use functional genetics and genomics to gain insights into the molecular underpinnings of substance use disorders.
The analysis also estimated that the traditionally nomadic group split from the settled Irish population at least eight generations ago.
In PNAS this week: diatom genetic diversity, microfluidic droplet method for single-cell screening, and more.
Scientific publishers are looking into whether artificial intelligence can help the peer-review process, Wired reports.
Researchers are using gene editing to develop more robust livestock and crops, AFP reports.
Researchers rally near the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston.