By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies will partner with EdgeBio and Virginia Commonwealth University in a project that will study how gene regulation and epigenetic markers may be involved in the development of schizophrenia.

The research will involve using Life Technologies' SOLiD System and MethylMiner methylated DNA enrichment kit to conduct genome-wide sequencing and methylation studies of 1,500 individuals, the company said today.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.

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