NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – By re-sequencing a handful of candidate genes from previous genome-wide association studies, University of Cambridge and Roche 454 researchers have identified four rare variants and one common variant in an antiviral gene called IFIH1 that protect against type 1 diabetes or T1D. Since the variants appear to curb the gene's activity, the team proposes that functional IFIH1 may contribute to T1D.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.