whole-genome sequencing

The consortium is collecting data from different omics streams for a cohort of individuals with autism spectrum disorders with the long-term goal of improving treatment.

Incorporating splicing and other clues from muscle transcripts, researchers reached diagnoses in cases that were inconclusive after sequencing alone.

Bacteria living inside human, chimp, gorilla, and monkey lice appear to have evolved alongside the parasitic pests.

Sequenced and Mapped

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

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: variants linked to risk of preterm birth, microbiome of New York's money, and more.

BGI showed that its BGISEQ-500 can sequence a human genome, and that compared to the HiSeq 2500 it is comparable for SNP calling but worse for indels.

The VA has been steadily increasing its capacity to whole-genome sequence enrollees, and may now sequence as many as 30,000 individuals over the next two years.

Cephalopods with complex hunting, behavioral, and social behavior seem to adjust post-transcriptional processes to adapt to changing environments.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: crown-of-thorns starfish genome, analysis of weedy rice genome, and more.

The company, a division of cardiology clinic Spera Medical, is offering WGS with annual clinical reports as part of a long-term research study.

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Mary Beckerle has been removed as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute in what one researcher refers to as a "coup," ScienceInsider reports.

Bill Gates tells the Telegraph that bioterrorism is a serious risk.

The March for Science is to take place tomorrow, and supporters are tapping their creative energies to create placards to carry.

CBS News reports that the White House Science Fair is to continue under President Donald Trump.