NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – PerkinElmer said today that Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) has selected it to provide genetic testing for its Decode Duchenne program, a no-cost testing and counseling effort for people with Duchenne who otherwise could not afford genetic analyses.

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Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.

The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.

ScienceInsider reports that US National Institutes of Health researchers were told in the fall they could not obtain new human fetal tissue.

In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.

Dec
12
Sponsored by
Illumina

This webinar will discuss the use of shotgun metagenomics to identify children at risk of hospital-acquired infection.

Jan
31
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar highlights the use of single-cell genomics to identify distinct cell types and states associated with enhanced immunity.