genome mapping

Genoox and Bionano will both sell and market the integrated platform for research and future clinical applications.

Using sequenced strains of more than 1,000 S. cerevisiae fromaround the world, the team found that the yeast species originated in China.

At PAG, researchers from the Rockefeller University Vertebrate Genome Laboratory outlined sequencing and assembly strategies for phase 1 of the VGP G10K.

As long-read sequencing and genome mapping technologies improve, researchers have begun using them in the clinic to identify once undetectable structural variants. 

The technology could analyze, in one assay, all structural variants known to be diagnostic and prognostic for blood cancers, potentially replacing serial FISH testing.

The Brown University spinout plans to market its instrument, Nabsys HD-Mapping, for genome mapping, de novo assembly, and structural variant detection. 

The researchers noted that 93 of the newly identified loci are found in both African-American and European populations, and only 18 are European-specific.

The team's assembly represents 95 percent of the genomic sequence of barley, the most complete version of that genome to date. 

Sequenced and Mapped

An Australian team has sequenced and mapped the genome of a prostate cancer tumor, as the Australian Financial Review reports.

At AGBT, an early adopter of Bionano's technology discussed how his lab is using it in conjunction with NGS to diagnose rare diseases. 

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.