Nigel Mouncey joined the JGI in March from Dow AgroSciences and is interested in broadening the user base and scope of JGI's research.
In PNAS this week: functional genomic study of effects of anti-parasitic drugs, humped bladderwort genome assembly, and more.
The researchers reported that their assay could detect women with defective double-stranded break repair pathways even when sequencing could not.
A new user-friendly software tool is helping Rory Johnson of the University of Bern to do genome-wide screening of lncRNA function by deleting promoters.
The Finnish bioinformatics firm will aid European researchers and animal-focused diagnostics companies in developing a functional annotation of the dog genome.
Researchers working on the Human Functional Genomics Project have begun to unravel genetic relationships and variations in human immune response.
The so-called Cos-Seq method marries functional screening with next-generation sequencing to rapidly identify potential drug resistance mechanisms.
Researchers at the Joint Genome Institute and elsewhere have been working on understanding the genomes of switchgrass and a close relative in order to use the plants to make better biofuels.
In Genome Research this week: new strategy for sequencing mammalian Y chromosomes, gene expression regulatory differences in drought-adapted grass, and more.
In Nature this week: cryo-electron microscopy is the Method of the Year, and more.
Five researchers are to share this year's Albany Medical Center Prize for their work on the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing tool, the AP reports.
Stat News reports on how white supremacists cope with surprising genetic ancestry testing results.
In Genome Research this week: sex-biased gene expression evolution in malaria mosquitos, method to find ancient selective sweeps, and more.
Iceland has nearly eliminated Down syndrome from its population, CBS News reports.