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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A public-private collaborative project to sequence the genomes of 100,000 infectious microorganisms has been launched.

The University of California, Davis today announced the start of the project aimed at speeding the diagnosis of foodborne illnesses. Along with the university, Agilent Technologies and the US Food and Drug Administration are partners in the launch of the 100K Genome Project. Other collaborators include the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Department of Agriculture.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.

Jun
11
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will overview the potential for liquid biopsy approaches to monitor therapy resistance in lung cancer.

Jun
13
Sponsored by
Roche

Ribosomal ribonucleic acid (rRNA) accounts for up to 99 percent of the total RNA depending on the cell type. 

Jun
19
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will discuss cell-free DNA prenatal screening in the era of genome-wide sequencing and factors influencing the clinical utility of expanded noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) menus.