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Scientists at Wash U's genome center completed the sequencing of the first sample, an infant childhood leukemia, this week.

The researchers demonstrated their technique using only 30 nanograms of DNA from human formalin-fixed tissue samples from a patient with colon cancer. Other DNA methylation analysis methods require several micrograms of DNA, which is "infeasible for many clinical samples," they said.

Researchers have identified epigenetic patterns that influence both energy use efficiency and seed yield in the canola plant Brassica napus.

BioArray Briefs: 2009.02.17


SQI Diagnostics, Olink Bioscience, Innova Biosciences, Copenhagen University, Fujirebio Diagnostics, Uppsala University, Integromics, Gene Logic, Ocimum Biosolutions

Gene Logic will use the system with Illumina's Infinium HD assays, whole-genome expression, and methylation technologies.


Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.

Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.

Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.

In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.