A Brown University-led team demonstrated the utility of its "massively parallel splicing assay," or MaPSy, assay by profiling splice effects for thousands of mutations.
An algorithm called SURVIV tapped TCGA RNA sequence data to find exon-skipping events associated with better or worse outcomes in breast and other cancers.
Bioinformatics Tool-Related Papers of Note, February 2009
The ARS scientists will study genomic annotation and analysis for their research.
The Plant-Associated Microbe Gene Ontology Consortium presented a vocabulary resource comprising more than 700 words focusing on microbe-host interactions. The words appear as part of eight papers is a special supplement to BMC Microbiology.
USPTO Publishes Six RNAi-Related Patent Applications
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Kite Pharmaceuticals' CAR T-cell therapy for large B-cell lymphomas, the New York Times reports.
Kaiser Health News reports that gene therapies could cost more than a million dollars.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to combine biology and computer science for high school students.
In Nature this week: variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, review of key CRISPR enzymes, and more.