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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.

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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.

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USPTO Publishes Six RNAi-Related Patent Applications

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.