NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Institut Pasteur de Montevideo in Uruguay, Seoul National University, and Macrogen have launched the Urugenomes Project. The goal is to discover the genetic basis of different diseases in Uruguay as well as spur genetics research growth in Uruguay.

As part of the project, Macrogen will sequence 80 Uruguayan genomes over the next three years using Illumina's HiSeq X Ten.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.