NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – New research suggests that disruptive mutations in the voltage-gated sodium channel gene SCN4A — which codes for a protein called NaV1.4 involved in skeletal respiratory muscle contraction — are over-represented in infants who suffered from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

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In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.

In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

Oct
02
Sponsored by
Roche

In the last few years several molecular testing methodologies — such as immunohistochemistry, PCR, and sequencing — have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to aid in the management of patients with lung cancer.  

Oct
04
Sponsored by
Agilent

This webinar will discuss the use of new software tools to support the diagnosis of CTFR-related disorders using next-generation sequencing.

Oct
10
Sponsored by
Philips Genomics

This webinar will provide a first-hand look at how the Dana-Farber Cancer Center is adapting its oncology care strategy in light of the rapidly evolving molecular landscape.

Oct
11
Sponsored by
ArcherDX

This webinar will discuss a validation study for a next-generation sequencing (NGS) assay for hematological malignancies (e.g., acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, and myeloproliferative neoplasms).