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Latest Exome sequencing Stories

2013-11-11 10:59:10

The latest study was published online in Nature Genetics Coding variants in immune disease-related genes play only a small part in the overall genetic risk for psoriasis, according to a new study led by Anhui Medical University and BGI. This conclusion is strongly supported by their investigation on the contribution of functional coding variants to psoriasis in 21,309 Chinese individuals. In such a large-scale investigation, researchers only discovered two independent low-frequency...

2013-10-23 08:30:14

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NextCODE Health, a new private company enabling accelerated diagnosis of genetic diseases through the use of sequence data, announced today that it has secured an exclusive license for sequence-based clinical diagnostic applications using technology developed by deCODE genetics. The company also secured $15 million in Series A financing from Polaris Partners and ARCH Venture Partners, which will allow NextCODE to rapidly scale the integration...

2013-10-22 16:24:30

IPSWICH, Mass., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New England Biolabs, Inc. (NEB(®)) will host a workshop, which includes speakers from Genoptix (a Novartis company) and the MCW Cancer Center in Wisconsin, at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) annual meeting. NEB will also present a number of scientific posters during the meeting. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090921/NE79207LOGO-b ) The workshop's presentations, to occur Friday October 25(th) from 12:30 to 2.00PM ET on...

2013-10-21 08:29:09

BOSTON, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Claritas Genomics, together with partners Life Technologies (NASDAQ: LIFE) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), announced today that the Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded Claritas a $9 million contract for exome sequencing of Veteran samples, including those from the Million Veteran Program (MVP) over the next 12 months. The project is one of the largest sequencing initiatives ever undertaken in the U.S. Claritas Genomics is...

2013-10-14 11:21:22

The study's authors identify new genetic pathways and new genes involved in bladder cancer; The genetic signature of these patients is a first step towards understanding the biology of this illness and improving patient management Bladder cancer represents a serious public health problem in many countries, especially in Spain, where 11,200 new cases are recorded every year, one of the highest rates in the world. The majority of these tumors have a good prognosis -- 70-80% five-year...

2013-10-09 08:26:37

Global scientists at the Ion Torrent(TM) annual conference present discoveries and genomic applications enabled by its next-generation sequencing solutions CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) welcomes scientists and students to attend the 2(nd) annual Ion World 2013 next-generation sequencing conference, Oct. 20-21, in Boston, MA preceding the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) conference. Scientists from around the world will...

2013-10-08 08:28:47

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announces that, due to increased demand for Ion AmpliSeq(TM) exome sequencing, the Ion AmpliSeq(TM) Exome Certified Service Provider program, an organization of some of the world's top service providers that sequence and analyze human exomes, is expanding with 11 new members. Using the Ion AmpliSeq(TM) Exome Kit, the Ion Proton(TM) Sequencer, and the Ion Reporter(TM) Software, service providers...

2013-10-04 23:18:48

On Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 12:00pm EDT, Xtalks will be hosting a live webinar on sequence capture technology for genotyping by sequencing for wheat, barley and maize. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 Join esteemed speakers from Iowa State University, Kansas State University and Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Resaerch (IPK), as they share their research including a case study of how custom target enrichment from Roche NimbleGen is enabling plant genomics...

2013-10-03 23:23:55

Deletions may be linked to miswiring of brain neurons. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 Using powerful genetic sequencing technology, a team of investigators, led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, scanned the genome of hundreds of individuals, and discovered those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more likely to have gene deletions than were people without the disorder. That means those individuals — seven percent of the study group...

2013-09-26 13:13:17

As gene sequencing technologies rapidly advance and new genomic data becomes available, so does the need for a better understanding and consensus on which gene changes are relevant to diagnosis and treatment. With a $8.4 million, four-year grant announced today from the National Human Genome Research Institute, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and The Stanford University School of Medicine hope to address this need by creating a central resource. "The Stanford/Baylor effort...