By Monica Heger

Using next-gen sequencing to follow up on previous genome-wide association studies, researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute have identified regulatory elements in the genome of pancreatic islet cells that may be important for type 2 diabetes. According to the researchers, the approach could become increasingly useful for figuring out how variants in noncoding regions of the genome could impact disease.

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Dog DNA testing finds that some purebreds might not truly be purebreds, Inside Edition reports.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

Smithsonian Magazine reports that environmental DNA sampling can be used to track elusive organisms.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive satellite DNA in the fruit fly, transcriptome map assembly pipeline, and more.

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09
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This webinar is the last in a four-part series highlighting real-world examples of how some lab directors are bringing validated next-generation sequencing-based tests to the clinic.