exome capture

Qiagen intends to use System Biosciences' ExoQuick technology in its precipitation-based miRcury Exosome Kits.

Many genes are poorly covered or not covered at all by exome sequencing, which could lead to false negatives in clinically relevant genes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center-led team has taken an exome- and genome-sequencing centered look at the mutations that may be found in the salivary gland cancer adenoid cystic carcinoma, or ACC.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two studies published this week are offering a look at the genetics behind meningioma, a type of primary central nervous system tumor.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Elevated schizophrenia risk appears to stem from a preponderance of deleterious de novo mutations, including recurrent mutations to a handful of potential risk genes, according to an exome sequencing study appearing online today in Nature Genetics.

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cofactor Genomics and Intrepid Bioinformatics have partnered to integrate their offerings for analyzing cow genome data, St. Louis-based Cofactor said today.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Caliper Life Sciences announced today a deal with the Center for Genome Analysis at Yale University to implement protocols for exome capture and library preparation workflows.

The University of Washington team reported on a hybrid assembly that combines mapping to a reference genome with local de novo assembly. The study was presented during this month's Biology of Genomes meeting in Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

So far, the Broad Institute has used the v2 kit to sequence the exomes of more than 5,100 human samples "from a variety of cancer and heritable disease studies."

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.