Dr. Jonathan Rothberg is a man who needs little introduction, and is now receiving the Association of Molecular Pathology’s (AMP) Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics Services. We spoke to him about his many achievements, his proudest moments, and the future of his fascinating field.
Data is at the heart of applicable genomics. As the volume and depth of genomic data grows, bioinformaticians are translating the data into interpretable patterns leading to new biological insight.
Maize is one of the most economically important crops globally and much effort has been spent generating the high quality B73 reference genome. However, the 10 chromosome, 2.3 gigabase (Gb) B73 reference genome was a substantial challenge due to the fact it is comprised of 85% transposable elements, 75% of which are long terminal […]
The Code is an agreement between Government and the insurance industry – with a commitment from insurers to not ask customers about predictive genetic test results when applying for insurance.
Genomics England names Congenica as its Clinical Decision Support Service partner for the delivery of the NHS Genomic Medicine Service.
Consumer genetic sequencing, used to provide individuals with data about their ancestry and health, could identify more than half of Americans of European descent from anonymous samples, a new study has found.
Founder and CEO of Repositive, Fiona Nielsen ushers in the 10th anniversary of the US Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
The development of the first automated DNA sequencers completely revolutionized the field of DNA sequencing and, eventually, made it possible to publish the first draft sequences of the human genome. Since then, a whole host of companies have developed their own approaches to DNA sequencing, resulting in a market that is filled with different possibilities […]
Although primarily influenced by environmental and social factors, years of schooling are also influenced by genes associated with cognitive function such as memory and personality traits.
The National Institute on Aging Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease Data Storage Site (NIAGADS) will begin making large-scale DNA sequence data available to investigators.
US representatives are pressing genetic testing companies for details on their security systems and customer privacy policies.
Genome research suggests that enteric fever, a potentially lethal disease more commonly found in hot countries, was present in medieval Europe.
Verge Genomics, the drug discovery startup we recently featured in our Top 5 Startups Disrupting Healthcare, has raised $32 million in Series A financing.