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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Using deep sequencing and computational tools, researchers were able to tease out the genetic root of early infantile epileptic encephalopathy (EIEE) in a dozen patients.

Early infantile epileptic encephalopathy affects a small number of children, but can lead to developmental delays, intellectual impairment, and even early death. While variants in more than 50 genes have been linked to the condition, University of Utah researchers said gene panel- and whole-exome sequencing-based diagnostics have a yield of about 60 percent.

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Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.

Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.

Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.

In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.

Jun
18
Sponsored by
ArcherDX

This webinar will discuss background and clinical genomics of NTRK fusion detection in cancer. NTRK fusions are the focus of new therapeutic options, but clonal and subclonal lesions are notoriously difficult to detect. 

Jun
26
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will outline a study that combined genome-wide and classical molecular approaches to demonstrate that translation strongly affects mRNA stability in a codon-dependent manner, ultimately influencing mRNA and protein levels in higher organisms.

Jul
23
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar will discuss how the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma (OUMP) is using a new quality improvement model to support molecular testing of oncology patients.