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Public Release: 15-Oct-2012
PLOS Genetics
23andMe compares family history and genetic tests for predicting complex disease risk
A 23andMe mathematical model shows family history and genetic tests offer different strengths, suggesting combined family history and genetics improve disease risk prediction, as published online in PLOS Genetics. Family history is most useful in assessing risks for highly common, heritable conditions (i.e., coronary artery disease), but substantially less predictive than genetic factors for diseases with moderate or low frequency (i.e., Crohn's Disease) where SNP-based genetic tests provide potentially valuable evidence in differential diagnoses.
23andMe

Contact: Jane E. Rubinstein
jrubinstein@rubenstein.com
212-843-8287
23andMe Inc.

Public Release: 15-Oct-2012
Science
Strengthening a billion-dollar gene in soybeans
Soybean cyst nematode does hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of damage each year. Crop sciences researchers at the University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin think they may have found a way to strengthen plant resistance.
Soybean Disease Biotech Research Center at the University of Illinois

Contact: Susan Jongeneel
sjongene@illinois.edu
217-333-3291
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Public Release: 12-Oct-2012
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Blood cells may offer telltale clues in cancer diagnosis
Researchers from Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine and colleagues probe the potential use of blood cell variation as a diagnostic, predictive, and research tool in cancer biology.
National Institutes of Health, Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute

Contact: Amy Olson
amy.d.olson@dartmouth.edu
603-646-3274
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 11-Oct-2012
Genome Research
In the bacterial world of your mouth, nurture wins out over nature
The human mouth is home to a teeming community of microbes, yet still relatively little is known about what determines the specific types of microorganisms that live there. Is it your genes that decide who lives in the microbial village, or is it your environment? In a study published online in Genome Research, researchers have shown that environment plays a much larger role in determining oral microbiota than expected.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Peggy Calicchia
calicchi@cshl.edu
516-422-4012
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Oct-2012
BioScience
Techniques used to infer pathways of protein evolution found unreliable
Biologists have published thousands of papers that used statistical techniques to infer the likely evolutionary paths that led to the present-day forms of proteins. But careful experimental studies of the properties of reconstructed ancestral forms of visual pigments and variants created by mutation suggest that core simplifying assumptions used in the statistical approaches are unreliable and make the approaches unable to identify the actual paths.
National Institutes of Health, Emory University

Contact: Tim Beardsley
tbeardsley@aibs.org
703-674-2500 x326
American Institute of Biological Sciences

Public Release: 10-Oct-2012
PLOS ONE
First WGS of multiple pancreatic cancer patients outlined in study by TGen, Mayo and SHC
Whole genome sequencing -- spelling all 3 billion letters in the human genome -- "is an obvious and powerful method for advancing our understanding of pancreatic cancer," according to a new study from TGen, Mayo Clinic and Scottsdale Healthcare. The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) demonstrated that WGS "represents a compelling solution to obtaining detailed molecular information on tumor biopsies in order to provide guidance for therapeutic selection," concluded the study published today by PLOS ONE.
National Foundation for Cancer Research, Randy Pausch Scholarship Fund, Seena Magowitz Foundation

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 9-Oct-2012
Nature Biotechnology
USC develops software to facilitate large-scale biological inquiry
The world's leading mass spectrometer manufacturers have agreed to license technology that enabled University of Southern California researchers to develop software that, for the first time, allows scientists to easily use and share research data collected across proprietary platforms.
Wunderkinder Foundation, Redstone Family Foundation, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Alison Trinidad
alison.trinidad@usc.edu
323-442-3941
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

Public Release: 9-Oct-2012
Health Affairs
Hospitals that cooperate on infection control fare better than hospitals acting alone
An individual hospital's infection control efforts have a ripple effect on the prevalence of a deadly and highly infectious bacterium in hospitals throughout its surrounding region, a multi-center research group led by the University of Pittsburgh demonstrated in a computer simulation-based study.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Pennsylvania Department of Health

Contact: Cyndy McGrath
McGrathC3@upmc.edu
412-647-9975
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 8-Oct-2012
Nature Methods
A welcome predictability
Berkeley Lab researchers have developed an adapator that makes the genetic engineering of microbial components substantially easier and more predictable.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Oct-2012
Lancet Oncology
Scientists develop a blood test that detects aggressive prostate cancers
Scientists from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre in Madrid, along with British colleagues from the Institute for Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, have developed a test that studies genetic patterns in blood cells to detect advanced–stage prostate cancer. The results of the study are being published today in the journal the Lancet Oncology.

Contact: Nuria Noriega
nnoriega@cnio.es
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 4-Oct-2012
TGen's Dr. Daniel Von Hoff delivers first Lori Groetken Memorial Lecture
Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, Physician-In-Chief of the Translational Genomics Research Institute is the first recipient of the Lori Groetken Memorial Lecture and Award. Dr. Von Hoff's lecture, "A Relentless Molecular Pursuit Approach to Take Out Pancreatic Cancer," is at 12 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University in St. Louis.
Lori Groetken Memorial Lecture

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 3-Oct-2012
Virginia Tech to tackle the 'Big Data' challenges of next-generation sequencing with HokieSpeed
The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health today announced nearly $15 million in new big data fundamental research projects. Among the awards is a $2 million grant to Iowa State, Virginia Tech, and Stanford University to develop high-performance computing techniques on massively parallel heterogeneous computing resources for large-scale data analytics.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
tansy@vt.edu
540-231-4371
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 1-Oct-2012
Genetics
Evolutionary analysis improves ability to predict the spread of flu
A team of scientists from Germany and the United Kingdom analyzed the DNA sequences of thousands of influenza strains isolated from patients worldwide, dating to 1968. They were able to determine which strains are likely to survive and replicate and which mutations may die out, leading to improved prediction methods to determine which strains of the flu virus to be included in the upcoming year's flu vaccine.
Wellcome Trust, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinshaft, National Science Foundation

Contact: Phyllis Edelman
pedelman@genetics-gsa.org
301-634-7302
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 1-Oct-2012
Genetics
Genetics Society of America's GENETICS journal highlights for October 2012
These are the selected highlights for the October 2012 issue of the Genetics Society of America's journal, GENETICS.

Contact: Phyllis Edelman
pedelman@genetics-gsa.org
301-634-7302
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 28-Sep-2012
PLOS ONE
TGen and Scottsdale Healthcare report first study of clonal evolution in Maxillary Sinus Carcinoma
Knowing how tumors evolve can lead to new treatments that could help prevent cancer from recurring, according to a study published today by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Scottsdale Healthcare. TGen researchers tracked several years of tumor evolution in a 47-year-old male patient with maxillary sinus carcinoma, a rare cancer of the sinus cavities beneath the cheeks that often requires surgical removal that is disfiguring.
IBIS Foundation of Arizona, Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 28-Sep-2012
GigaScience
Local funding leads to big things in parrot genomics
Researchers at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez have sequenced the genome of the critically endangered Puerto Rican Parrot. The work provides numerous benefits for avian genetics, conservation studies, and evolutionary analyses; but what is remarkable is that a small institution could undertake this work, and did so by raising money in a variety of creative ways, including student organized art and fashion shows, social-networking sites, and private donations from Puerto Rican citizens.
People of Puerto Rico, Fundación Toyota de Puerto Rico, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Contact: Scott Edmunds
scott@gigasciencejournal.com
852-361-03531
GigaScience

Public Release: 27-Sep-2012
PLOS Computational Biology
Predatory bacterial crowdsourcing
Scientists at Rice University and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School have discovered the mechanism that allows one of the world's smallest predators -- the soil bacteria Myxococcus xanthus -- to form collective waves that spread and engulf bacterial prey. The study, featured on the cover of this month's PLOS Computational Biology, finds that the same mechanism helps M. xanthus spread quickly and stay atop prey until it is devoured.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jade Boyd
jadeboyd@rice.edu
713-348-6778
Rice University

Public Release: 27-Sep-2012
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
UCSB scientists capture clues to sustainability of fish populations
Thanks to studies of a fish that gives birth to live young and is not fished commercially, scientists at UC Santa Barbara have discovered that food availability is a critical limiting factor in the health of fish populations.

Contact: Gail Gallessich
gail.g@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 27-Sep-2012
Cell
Major cancer protein amplifies global gene expression, NIH study finds
Scientists may have discovered why a protein called MYC can provoke a variety of cancers. Like many proteins associated with cancer, MYC helps regulate cell growth. A study carried out by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and colleagues found that, unlike many other cell growth regulators, MYC does not turn genes on or off, but instead boosts the expression of genes that are already turned on.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: NHLBI Office of Communications
nhlbi_news@nhlbi.nih.gov
301-496-4236
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Public Release: 26-Sep-2012
Singing in the brain
What does anger sound like? What music does sorrow imply? Human emotion is being given a new soundtrack thanks to an exciting new collaboration between art and neuroscience.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, University of Western Sydney/Marcs Institute

Contact: Clea Desjardins
clea.desjardins@concordia.ca
514-848-2424 x5068
Concordia University

Public Release: 26-Sep-2012
Nature
Gut bacteria could cause diabetes
Studying gut bacteria can reveal a range of human illness. Now, new research shows that the composition of a person's intestinal bacteria could play an important role in the development of type 2 diabetes. These results, from a joint European and Chinese research team, have just been published in the journal Nature.
Ministry of Science and Technology of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China

Contact: Karsten Kristiansen
Karsten.Kristiansen@bio.ku.dk
45-35-32-44-43
University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 26-Sep-2012
BMC Veterinary Research
Psychology of equine performance and the biology behind laminitis
Achieving the best performance from a horse is the goal of professional riders and the millions of amateur riders all over the world. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Veterinary Research, looks how the psychology of horse mood, emotion and temperament can be used to enhance performance. A sister article looks at the devastating disease laminitis, and finds that it is linked to general inflammation, especially of the digestive system.

Contact: Dr Hilary Glover
hilary.glover@biomedcentral.com
44-020-319-22370
BioMed Central

Public Release: 24-Sep-2012
Nature Methods
Cutting through the genomic thicket in search of disease variants
Scientists and clinicians have turned to computer tools that sift meaningful genomic variants from the glut of mutations they face. Using a new tool devised by Sudhir Kumar and his team, researchers can now improve the accuracy of their analysis.

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
Joseph.Caspermeyer@asu.edu
Arizona State University

Public Release: 24-Sep-2012
UC San Diego bioengineers take on key role in new NIH common funds metabolomics
With a $6 million grant over five years, bioengineers from the University of California, San Diego will play a central role in a new program from the National Institutes of Health to accelerate "metabolomics", an emerging field of biomedical research that offers a path to a wealth of information about a person's nutrition, infection, health, disease status and more.
NIH/Common Fund

Contact: Catherine Hockmuth
chockmuth@ucsd.edu
858-822-1359
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 24-Sep-2012
New online, open access journal focuses on microbial genome announcements
The American Society for Microbiology is launching a new online-only, open access journal, Genome Announcements, which will focus on reports of microbial genome sequences. Genome Announcements will begin publishing in January 2013.

Contact: Jim Sliwa
jsliwa@asmusa.org
202-942-9297
American Society for Microbiology

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