NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) − Highlighting the potential clinical utility of whole-genome sequencing, researchers in the Netherlands have found that it provided a diagnosis for 42 percent of patients with intellectual disability where other tests, including exome sequencing and genomic microarrays, failed to yield an answer. Based on their results, they estimated that whole-genome sequencing has a potential diagnostic yield of 62 percent for patients with the disorder.

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Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

In Genome Biology this week: approach to analyze alternative polyadenylation, algorithm to predict transcriptomic structural variations, and more.

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