By Matt Jones
By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
The institute plans to publish a funding announcement to support the use of pediatric genomics data and electronic medical records in clinical research efforts.
A new study that used the resources of the eMERGE consortium found electronic medical records can be used to identify patients by phenotype for use in genetics research.
While Aurora's long-term plans include research using pharmacogenomic strategies, for the time being it will most likely use genomics for biomarker discovery work.
The collaborators will study the use of genomic medicine, genetic counseling, and electronic medical records for heart disease and hypertension.
The consortium and the network will collaborate to identify genetic traits for adverse drug reactions.
The second phase of the Electronic Medical Health Records and Genomics program will support a range of new studies incorporating EMRs with genome-wide association studies.
The focus of the partnership is on developing cancer diagnostics that may lead to better prediction of disease progression, and the identification of patients who may benefit from specific cancer treatments.
Vanderbilt University scientists have used the school's BioVu databank and electronic medical records to replicate genetic links already known for five diseases.
The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.
Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.
Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.