"Repurposing starts with the human genome," a precision medicine expert said in explaining Vanderbilt's new approach to accelerating clinical trials.
The newly emerged Nashville Biosciences has the considerable genomics and bioinformatics resources of Vanderbilt behind it as it promotes new R&D techniques.
The Martinos Center, Envision Genomics, and startup RowAnalytics are building an open precision medicine platform called Giro Health on IBM architecture.
TreeWAS provides a method for identifying gene variant-phenome associations in heterogenous biobank data without compromising phenotypic resolution.
The release has been accompanied by acute interest from the genomics community, which views the resource as a "game changer" for anyone working in human genetics.
Researchers applied a SNP heritability model called LDAK to genetic data for a range of human traits, uncovering relatively high levels of variance explained by SNPs.
Objectives for this year include building a network of ELIXIR beacons, developing new features and security measures, and partnering with data owners.
The company plans to recruit one million patients from Mexico over three years and then expand to Columbia, Argentina, and Brazil.
The portal offers access to genotype, phenotype, and clinical data related to type 2 diabetes as well as computational tools for querying the information.
The research team linked a mutation in a protein-coding gene to inherited multiple sclerosis and genetic risk factors for developing the disease.
A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.
Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.
In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.
NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.