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The healthcare provider plans to build a large biobank to conduct precision medicine research based on genomics, lifestyle, and environmental factors. 

Vanderbilt University, the University of Colorado at Denver, Partners HealthCare, and the Montreal Heart Institute will use Illumina technology to analyze their biobank samples.

While the new methods were developed specifically to address the UKBB's needs, Affymetrix believes the approaches will set a precedent for industrial-scale genotyping.

Researchers are combining identity-by-descent-based ancestry information with electronic health records and self-reported ancestry information for thousands of New Yorkers. 

Researchers now have access to 300 pluripotent stem cell lines to study disease.

In Cell this week: biobank of colorectal cancer organoids, ancient wolf genome analysis, and more.

The grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences will support a biobank with cell lines and DNA samples representing 890 diseases.

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The Estonian Genome Center aims to introduce genomic medicine via the country's online medical data infrastructure, according to Andres Metspalu, its director.

Citing IT and resources, Lander says Estonia could serve as an example for how the rest of the world integrates genomic medicine into public health and prevention efforts.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Medgenics announced on Wednesday a collaboration with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to accelerate the development of new therapies for pediatric rare and orphan genetic diseases.

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A new study catalogues the genome and evolutionary history of the oak family, UPI reports.

Dog DNA testing is a growing market, but there's still a lot of uncertainty about the accuracy of the results, the Boston Globe says.

A University of South Florida researcher is testing bone fragments to determine if they belong to Amelia Earhart.

In Cell this week: antisense Piwi-interacting RNA responses to endogenous retroviruses, proteomic patterns in hepatocellular carcinoma, and more.