By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
By Matt Jones
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.
By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.
23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.
NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.
In Science this week: ancient genomes reveal social inequality within individual households, new method for quantifying genetic variation in gene dosage, and more.