Biology of Genomes

Apology for Toasting

Eric Lander has apologized for toasting Nobel laureate James Watson, who has espoused racist, sexist, and anti-Semitic views, Stat News reports.

Genome-wide association study hits can uncover potential therapies for conditions like inflammatory bowel disease, a Biology of Genomes speaker said.

A panel at the Biology of Genomes meeting discussed the ethical, legal, and social ramifications of germline gene editing.

Baylor College of Medicine's Olga Dudchenko sad the approach could assemble de novo mammalian genomes for less than $1,000.

In a talk at the meeting, Riken's Piero Carninci described the RADICL-seq tool he and his colleagues developed.

Stanford University's Eilon Sharon used CRISPeY to conduct a genome-wide precise editing study to study the fitness consequences of variants found in different yeast strains.

VC firm Andreessen Horowitz is putting big money into its second biology-focused investment fund in hopes of supporting engineering approaches to science.

Work presented at the Biology of Genomes meeting found that there is no one signature of dysbiosis in the gut microbiome.

Variants affecting Alzheimer's risk, cholesterol levels, and more also affect human longevity, according to a speaker at the Biology of Genomes meeting.

At the Biology of Genomes meeting, University of South Australia's Alicia Byrne described her team's work using sequencing to solve cases of perinatal death.

Hundreds of scientists have signed a letter criticizing the open-access Plan S, ScienceInsider reports.

NPR speaks with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) about the US House of Representatives science committee.

A start-up company aiming to match cancer patients to treatments closes after about six weeks, Stat News reports.

In PLOS this week: somatic mutation associations unearthed in thousands of cancer exomes, pathogen detection assay, and more.