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By re-analyzing published sequence data from four types of cancer, a pair of researchers from the University of Washington has gained new insights into the nature and frequency of substitution mutations in these cancers.

In more than a dozen papers out today, researchers from several different groups describe the corn genome sequencing project and its applications so far.

Researchers from the University of Washington and elsewhere have published their work on the use of exome sequencing to identify the gene affected in a rare Mendelian disease called Miller syndrome.

MBI plans to use the series B venture funding to develop its Apollo sample prep technologies.

Using Sanger and Illumina methods, an international team has generated a draft genome sequence of the domestic cucumber, Cucumis sativus.

Using Sanger and second-generation sequencing approaches, researchers re-sequenced Mycobacterium leprae strains from Brazil, Thailand, and the US.

Researchers from the US, Nigeria, and Senegal have come up with a consensus genetic linkage map for cowpea, a stress-resistant legume grown in many parts of the world.

University of Colorado researchers who catalogued showerhead microbes in several states using ribosomal RNA sequences found that nearly a third of the sequences they detected belonged to a potentially pathogenic microbe called Mycobacterium avium.

Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and elsewhere used deep sequencing to improve on existing estimates for mutation rates in the human genome.

A group of researchers from the Universities of Arizona and California have garnered genetic evidence suggesting modern human populations underwent an exponential expansion in Africa starting some 40,000 years ago.

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CBS This Morning highlights recent Medicare fraud involving offers of genetic testing.

Researchers find that many cancer drugs in development don't work quite how their developers thought they did, as Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Mariya Gabriel, a Bulgarian politician, is to be the next European Union research commissioner, according to Science.

In Science this week: a survey indicates that US adults are more likely to support the agricultural use of gene drives if they target non-native species and if they are limited, and more.