The University of California, San Francisco, plans to sequence over the next five years 4,000 people with various forms of epilepsy to search for the genetic causes of the disorder.

The project is being funded with a $25 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and will be headed by Daniel Lowenstein, vice chair of the department of neurology and director of the UCSF Epilepsy Center.

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The ancestors of the Arizona bark scorpion and other scorpions and spiders underwent whole-genome duplication, KJZZ reports.

A cryptographic approach could help researchers keep genomic data private while researchers analyze it, Scientific American reports.

Andy Page, the former president of 23andMe, has joined a diabetes-management startup, according to CNBC.

In Cell this week: regulatory changes in pancreatic cancer, metabolic shifts in Alzheimer's disease, and more.

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28
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This webinar will discuss the critical role that software can play for clinical labs looking to establish comprehensive genomic testing programs.