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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Australia said last week that they can diagnose rare, monogenic diseases more than half the time using whole-genome sequencing.

According to Mark Cowley, who presented the work at the Biology of Genomes meeting at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory last week, this diagnostic rate is much better that the 25 percent rate typically observed with whole-exome sequencing.

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A new analysis finds that nearly half the late-stage clinical trials sponsored by a US National Cancer Institute program influence patient care.

Technology Review reports that sickle cell patients are optimistic about gene editing to treat their disease, but are worried about how available it will be.

The owner of the GEDmatch website tells CBS12 he is considering charging law enforcement a fee to use the site.

In Nature this week: babies born by caesarean section are more likely to have altered gut microbiota profiles, and more.

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