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Three duplications appear to affect HOXB8 expression levels in the facial skin of chickens to give them a bearded look, researchers have found.

Truncations to PD-L1's 3' untranslated region were detected in a variety of tumor types, apparently increasing expression of the gene and decreasing immune response to it.

AstraZeneca'sVarDict was designed to more accurately identify complex tumor mutations in DNA and RNA sequencing data even in samples with low tumor content.

The Broad Institute is running Chromium in its lab, while other early-access users are collaborating with 10X Genomics on single-cell RNA-seq and exome studies.

Spiral has developed graph-based query technology for compressing and querying large genomic cohorts quickly that is currently being piloted at Baylor College of Medicine

The researchers detected a number of known structural variants from cancer cell lines in a background of wild-type sequence, using mixtures of PCR amplicons.

The 1000 Genomes Project Consortium has shared their results with the scientific community in hopes of gaining insight into disease genomics.

By combining optical mapping with DNA sequencing, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers examined  structural variation that occurs in multiple myeloma tumors.

By combining structural variants with read depth change data, the software is able to find CNAs in whole-genome sequence that other methods miss.

The researchers used multiple sequencing technologies, library preparations, assembly methods, and genome mapping tools toward creating a reference diploid genome. 

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According to New Scientist, GEDmatch changed its terms and conditions over the weekend to opt its users out of law enforcement searches.

A twin study uncovers evidence that genes may influence whether someone gets a dog, Martha Stewart reports.

The Atlantic looks into time spent pursuing gene leads generated through candidate gene studies.

In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.