non-coding sequences

A Stanford team found that variants in conserved binding sites reflect individuals' medical histories.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – By considering sequence data for individuals assessed through the 1000 Genomes Project, a team led by researchers from Yale University and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute came up with a computational method for prioritizing potential disease culprits — including those

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic Technologies today announced it has licensed technology to Hologic after the firms settled over a patent dispute.

Genetic Technologies said it has secured A$14.5 million ($15.2 million) in licensing revenues since it filed its lawsuit in February 2010.

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

The amendment extends the terms of the Quest's original non-coding license to regularize Quest's historical worldwide activities related to its genetic diagnostic and analysis products.

The patent is at the center of a lawsuit filed by Genetic Technologies against several defendants earlier this year.

The EraGen license comes a couple of days after Gen-Probe took a license to the same non-coding patents.

Gen-Probe is one of several firms that were sued by Genetic Technologies in February for alleged infringement of a patent covering methods of analyzing non-coding DNA sequences.

Based on their analysis of positive selection patterns in previously published data, Duke University researchers have identified distinct roles for coding and non-coding changes in human evolution.

Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.