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The startup, which was founded by Harvard's George Church, plans to commercialize a sequencing technology that is also able to map RNAs in 3D. 

The firm said the method could lead to more studies on the genetic determinants of disease for people of mixed or non-European ethnic backgrounds.

The analyses unearthed EIMFS-associated recessively inherited loss-of-function mutations in SLC12A5, a gene that encodes the KCC2 potassium chloride co-transporter.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Armed with a $500,000 National Institutes of Health grant, Texas A&M researchers are mapping the genes that control heat tolerance in cowpeas, the university said today.

Genetic Technologies granted a non-exclusive license to Orchid Cellmark for a number of patents covering non-coding analysis, gene mapping, and internal standards.

A new, $4 million per-year grant program will fund basic and translational studies of the genetic and molecular basis of congenital birth defects.

A new program will fund training in genomics and informatics for genotype-phenotype studies of eye diseases.

The two patents deal with DNA vectors that can be used in gene mapping and site-directed gene insertion, and are related to a different pair of patents already under reexamination at the USPTO.

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Sequencing-Related NIH Grants, Nov. 4, 2008 — Feb. 2, 2009

In Pursuit of a Great Idea

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Aravinda Chakravarti is one genomics trailblazer who has always kept a keen sense of history while carving out his own path. He's also a mentor who puts ideas ahead of data.

A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.