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Personal Genome Diagnostics RNAcomplete

Personal Genome Diagnostics has launched RNAcomplete, a new testing service that allows researchers to co-extract total RNA and genomic DNA from a single tissue sample. The testing service uses RNA-seq to analyze gene transcripts corresponding to more than 34,000 genes and 84,000 transcript isoforms. It has been optimized for maximum performance using FFPE tissue and employs a macrodissection process for improved sensitivity and specificity, the company said.

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Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.