Genetics Press Release
|06/16/2020 - 22:28||
Mapping the genome could help in race to save native rat
Scientists from The University of Western Australia have unveiled a genetic analysis of an endangered native rodent, which could help researchers and conservation authorities better understand how to protect the Australian species.
|06/10/2020 - 13:54||
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes First Next Generation Sequence Test for Diagnosing COVID-19
The FDA authorized the Illumina COVIDSeq Test for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA from respiratory specimens collected from individuals suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider. Using next generation sequencing means that the test can generate information about the genomic sequence of the virus present in a sample, which can be also used for research purposes.
|05/14/2020 - 06:35||
Brenda Andrews elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences
University Professor Brenda Andrews has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences – one of the highest honours awarded to a scientist worldwide.
|05/13/2020 - 17:42||
The most powerful gene variant for height discovered to date
Common in Peru but absent from European genomes, the variant may confer adaptive evolutionary advantage to populations who carry it
|05/13/2020 - 03:30||
Genetics of Covid-19 patients is focus of study
A UK-wide initiative will sequence the genetic makeup – the whole genome – of patients to identify the specific genes that cause a predisposition to the disease.
|05/12/2020 - 21:02||
New partnership to sequence human genomes in the fight against coronavirus
Genetic susceptibility to coronavirus to be tested in ground-breaking nationwide study Genomes of thousands of patients with coronavirus will be sequenced to understand how a person’s genetic makeup could influence how they react to the virus Genomics England partners with University of Edinburgh to lead research drive to support the search for new treatments.
|05/07/2020 - 13:14||
GLOBAL DOWN SYNDROME FOUNDATION, NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME CONGRESS, & INTERNATIONAL MOSAIC DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION EXPAND COLLABORATIONS
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|05/01/2020 - 09:07||
Baroness Blackwood appointed Chair of Genomics England
Baroness Nicola Blackwood has been appointed Chair of Genomics England, succeeding Baroness Dido Harding, who has served as Interim Chair since November 2019.
|04/28/2020 - 14:21||
How Can Law and Policy Advance Quality in Genomic Analysis and Interpretation for Clinical Care?
The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics April 28, 2020 Megan Robertson Megan Robertson, Associate in the Health Care & Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, co-authored an article in The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, titled “How Can Law and Policy Advance Quality in Genomic Analysis and Interpretation for Clinical Care?”
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|04/21/2020 - 23:36||
Professor Sir Mark Caulfield at QMULs Precision Medicine Leadership Event
On 5 March 2020, Professor Sir Mark Caulfield, Chief Scientist at Genomics England, delivered the keynote talk at St Bartholomew’s Great Hall for the Precision Medicine Leadership event co-hosted by Queen Mary University London (QMUL).
|04/20/2020 - 21:34||
NEI researchers link age-related DNA modifications to susceptibility to eye disease
A simulation shows what the grocery store aisle looks like to someone with age-related macular degeneration. AMD damages the macula, a small spot near the center of the eye’s light-sensing retina. The macula lets us see objects that are straight ahead — it’s the part of the eye used for sharp, central vision.
|04/17/2020 - 11:56||
The Surprising Structure of a Shrub Willow Sex Chromosome
A genetic architecture that is characteristic of the sex chromosomes of mammals is, for the first time, seen in a plant.
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|04/09/2020 - 13:28||
Geneticists come together to ask: Why do some people have worse COVID-19 symptoms than others?
The new COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative aims to foster collaboration around the globe and examine the genetics of coronavirus severity and susceptibility.
|04/08/2020 - 16:11||
Plants control microbiome diversity inside leaves to promote health
Contact(s): MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory In a new study, published in the journal Nature, Michigan State University scientists show how plant genes select which microbes get to live inside their leaves in order to stay healthy.
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|04/08/2020 - 07:18||
The Scaly-foot Snail genome sheds light on the origin of biomineralised armour
Modern animals produce a wide range of biomineralised hard parts and skeletons, for example bones and teeth in humans, shells of snails, scales of snakes, and chaetae of various worms. These have drastically different functions ranging from structural support to feeding to protection.
|03/30/2020 - 17:30||
Identification of viruses and bacteria could be sped up through computational methods
A new multinational study has shown how the process of distinguishing viruses and bacteria could be accelerated through the use of computational methods.
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|03/23/2020 - 07:34||
Cambridge to spearhead 20million alliance to map spread of COVID-19 coronavirus
The University of Cambridge is to take a leading role in a major national effort to help understand and control the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) announced today by the Government and the UK’s Chief Scientific Adviser.
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|03/22/2020 - 22:36||
Quadram Institute joins UK launch of whole genome sequence to map spread of Coronavirus
Government and scientific community back new genome sequencing consortium to map spread of COVID-19 £20M investment will allow scientists and clinicians to unlock secrets of the disease The genetic code could arm public health agencies and clinicians with a unique, cutting-edge tool to combat COVID-19
|03/12/2020 - 16:55||
Gut infection can speed development of brain diseases
Infection with the parasitic worm Trichuris muris in the large intestine accelerated the development of prion disease in the brain.
|03/12/2020 - 15:43||
CFO Jimmy Patronis: Florida Takes Vital Step in Protecting Consumers' Genetic Information
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement on the passage of House Bill 1189 relating to genetic information for insurance purposes by Speaker-designate Chris Sprowls and Senator Kelli Stargel. The legislation, which now heads to Governor Ron DeSantis, expands existing prohibitions on the use of genetic information for insurance purposes to include life, long-term care, and disability insurance.
|03/05/2020 - 00:03||
Historic migration patterns are written in Americans' DNA
Genetic, geographic, and demographic data from more than 30,000 Americans reveal more genetic diversity within ancestry groups than previously thought.
|03/02/2020 - 20:38||
Agilent Introduces Three New Microarrays for Prenatal and Postnatal Research
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced three new microarrays to meet the needs of cytogenetic laboratories conducting both prenatal and postnatal research.
|03/02/2020 - 20:20||
Joint Statement of Ethics Councils from France, Germany and the United Kingdom on the Ethics of Human Heritable Genome Editing
Governments and stakeholders around the world are urged to put ethical considerations at the centre of any developments in global governance of heritable human genome editing, in a new statement published today.
|03/02/2020 - 00:52||
Home User Programs User Program Info CSP Overview CSP New Investigator
The CSP New Investigator call seeks to target investigators and research initiatives new to the JGI, with an emphasis on providing pilot data to assess feasibility of a novel approach or form the foundation for a large-scale CSP proposal submission. Projects must be independent of ongoing JGI proposals, and lead PIs cannot have been lead PI on any previously accepted JGI CSP or FICUS proposal. Sequence requests should not exceed 500 Gbp in total.
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|02/28/2020 - 04:30||
DNA discovery can lead to new types of cancer drugs
Cells Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered that our cells replicate their DNA much more loosely than previously thought. The new knowledge might be useful for developing novel treatments against aggressive forms of cancers.