functional genomics

Nigel Mouncey joined the JGI in March from Dow AgroSciences and is interested in broadening the user base and scope of JGI's research. 

This Week in PNAS

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.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: cryo-electron microscopy is the Method of the Year, and more.

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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.