Genomics

Widespread Misinterpretation Of Gene Expression Data

Reproducibility is a major challenge in experimental biology, and with the increasing complexity of data generated by genomic-scale techniques this concern is immensely amplified. RNA-seq, one of the most widely used methods in modern molecular...
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When's The Right Time To Mention The 'c' Word?

In the era of genomics and precision medicine, patients deserve a definitive diagnosis before the mention of cancer, argues oncologist Don Dizon. Medscape Oncology
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New Tool Facilitates Genetic Mapping Of Polyploid Plants

An innovative genetic mapping system for polyploid species promises to facilitate the work of scientists and plant breeders who use genomics to develop varieties that are more productive and resistant to disease or drought. Polyploids are organisms...
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Many Oncologists Fail To Discuss Costs Of Genomic Testing

FRIDAY, Nov. 1, 2019 -- Only half of oncologists who discuss genomic testing with patients report that they often discuss the likely costs of testing and related treatments, according to a study published online Nov. 1 in the Journal of the...
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Iolani School Awarded Educational Leadership Grant For Science Program

Iolani School was awarded a 2019 Educational Leadership Grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation for its genomic and bioethics program, the school announced Monday. The $182,200 grant will support the school's Aina-Informatics Network — or AIN...
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Biological Engineer Paul Blainey Creates New Tools To Advance Biomedical Research

Microfluidics — the science of manipulating tiny amounts of fluid through channels — has been widely used in fields such as genomics, where it has helped to enable high-speed sequencing. Several years ago, Paul Blainey started to wonder why...
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Why Startup Founders Should Open Up About Their Mental Health

The money comes fast in the startup world, the fall may be equally swift. Sometimes the struggle is too much to handle. Colin Kroll (co-founder of Vine), Austen Heinz (founder of Cambrian Genomics), Jody Sherman (Ecomum entrepreneur) all led...
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Springer Nature: Associate Or Senior Editor, Nature Communications (genomics/bioinformatics)

competitive: Springer Nature: Nature Research is a flagship portfolio of journals, products and services including Nature and the Nature-branded journals, dedicated to servi New York, New York
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Esmo Breast Cancer Roundtable: Episode 1

(MedPage Today) -- What role does genomic testing play in HR+ breast cancer?
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Imaging Combined With Genetic Screening Of Cells Enhances Genomic Discoveries

Scientists routinely use genetic screens to perturb, or change the activity of, genes in mammalian cells, one at a time, to learn what those genes do. Pooled screens take this same approach but typically involve many more genetic perturbations...
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Cystic Fibrosis Carriers At Increased Risk Of Digestive Symptoms

Researchers have found that carriers of the most common genetic variant that causes cystic fibrosis experience some symptoms similar to those of people with cystic fibrosis. These findings were enabled by large-scale genomic data made available just...
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Researchers Release A New Genome Sequence Of The Date Palm

Researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi's Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (NYUAD CGSB) and the UAEU Khalifa Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (KCGEB), working with other institutions, have developed an improved assembly of the genome for...
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Genetics To Feed The World

A study has demonstrated the effectiveness of the technology known as genomic selection in a wheat improvement program.
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Dna Fracturing Rewires Gene Control In Cancer

A multi-institutional team has brought attention to genomic structural variation as a previously unappreciated mechanism involved in altering DNA methylation, a form of gene control, in human cancers.
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Powerful New Genomics Method Can Be Used To Reveal The Causes Of Rare Genetic Diseases

The technique makes use of the fact that people inherit two copies or ''alleles'' of virtually every gene, one from the mother and one from the father. The new method compares activity levels of maternal and paternal alleles across the genome and...
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Understanding The Genomic Signature Of Coevolution

An international team of researchers including limnologists from the University of Konstanz shows that rapid genomic changes during antagonistic species interactions are shaped by the reciprocal effects of ecology and evolution.
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Genomic Fluke Close-up

Parasitic flukes have been a leading source of food-borne infections, sparking fear and wreaking havoc on human public health, and contributed to more than 3 billion in animal agricultural losses per year in the U.S. alone.
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How Do Weeds Evolve Genetically To Become Invasive?

A team of scientists from five universities is using historical plant collections to study the evolution of invasive species through the Consortium of Plant Invasion Genomics.
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Biologist Carlos Carmona-fontaine Receives Nih Director's New Innovator Award

Carlos Carmona-Fontaine, assistant professor of biology and a member of the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology at New York University, has been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for its highly competitive New Innovator Award.
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How Do Weeds Evolve Genetically To Become Invasive?

A team of scientists from five universities is using historical plant collections to study the evolution of invasive species through the Consortium of Plant Invasion Genomics.
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