An expanded license with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for an offshoot of its Cold-PCR technology allows Transgenomic to develop kits that can detect mutations in common cancer-related genes such as KRAS and P53 directly from blood samples and then analyze the variants using multiple sequencing approaches.
Using whole-genome sequencing and comparative genomics, a University of Maryland-led research team helped link Bacillus anthracis spores to a source lab following a series of anthrax attacks in the US in 2001.
Researchers involved in the International Coffee Genome Sequencing Consortium are using Roche 454, Illumina, and Sanger methods in their effort to sequence, assembly, and annotate the genome of Coffea canephora.
A team of researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and University of Texas at Austin have described their strategy for forensically determining the direction of HIV transmission between individuals and identifying index cases.
Researchers from Europe, the UK, and the US sequenced and characterized the genome of an infant gut microbe called Bifidobacterium bifidum PRL2010, finding genetic evidence that the bug can use sugars found in the mucin lining the human gastrointestinal tract.
An international research team has sequenced the genome of the southern house mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus, and started using data in the genome to explore interactions between mosquito vectors and the pathogens they carry.