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Public Release: 18-Oct-2017
American Society of Human Genetics 2017 Annual Meeting
Online resource enables open data sharing for rare Mendelian diseases
MyGene2, a new open data resource, helps patients with rare genetic conditions, clinicians, and researchers share information, connect with one another, and enable faster gene discovery, according to results presented at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.

Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan
press@ashg.org
American Society of Human Genetics

Public Release: 17-Oct-2017
TGen develops processing procedures for 'single-cell' sequencing
The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) today announced grant support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) donor advised fund, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, that will help revolutionize how researchers identify the genetic source of diseases and how best to treat each patient.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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

Public Release: 17-Oct-2017
Molecular Cancer Research
Therapeutic form of arsenic is a potential treatment for deadly type of brain cancer
In a study led by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), this anti-cancer agent is being considered for use against glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and aggressive type of deadly brain tumors. The study was published today in Molecular Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).
National Institutes of Health, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation

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

Public Release: 17-Oct-2017
2017 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium
DuPont Pioneer and Donald Danforth Plant Science Center collaborate
The Danforth Center is applying CRISPR-Cas technology to staple food crops such as cassava and sorghum to produce planting materials with improved disease resistance, nutritional value and enhanced resilience to biotic stresses.

Contact: Melanie Bernds
mbernds@danforthcenter.org
314-587-1647
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Public Release: 17-Oct-2017
JAX, Seven Bridges to build centralized data platform to advance cancer research
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), a nonprofit biomedical research institution, and Seven Bridges, the leading biomedical data analysis company, today announced a new collaboration to build an NCI-funded data platform to accelerate translational research using patient-derived tumor xenograft (PDX) datasets.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: News
news@jax.org
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Oct-2017
GA4GH 5th Plenary Meeting
BioRxiv
GA4GH strikes formal collaborations with 15 international genomic data initiatives
GA4GH has struck formal collaborations with 15 international genomic data initiatives as 2017 Driver Projects as part of GA4GH Connect, a new phase of the organization focused on driving uptake of standards and frameworks for genomic data sharing within the research and healthcare communities in order to enable responsible sharing of clinical-grade genomic data by 2022.

Contact: Angela Page
angela.page@genomicsandhealth.org
617-714-8048
Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative taps Columbia scientists to create atlas of cells in human spinal cord
Scientists at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute today received a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. to construct an atlas of gene activity of all cells in the human spinal cord. Once completed, the atlas would provide a reference map for researchers investigating injuries or diseases of the spinal cord.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Contact: Anne Holden
anne.holden@columbia.edu
212-853-0171
The Zuckerman Institute at Columbia University

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
PLOS ONE
Study suggests oysters offer hot spot for reducing nutrient pollution
VIMS-led study is the first to identify and quantify potentially denitrifying bacteria in the oyster gut and shell, with important implications for efforts to reduce nutrient levels in coastal waters through oyster restoration.
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research

Contact: David Malmquist
davem@vims.edu
804-684-7011
Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
Microbiome
New antibiotic resistance genes found
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes were found by searching large volumes of bacterial DNA and the results are published in the scientific journal Microbiome.

Contact: Johanna Wilde
johanna.wilde@chalmers.se
46-317-722-029
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 13-Oct-2017
Nature
Scientists demonstrate path to linking the genome to healthy tissues and disease
A study by an international consortium of scientists reached a major milestone in establishing a baseline understanding of gene expression across healthy human tissues, and linking genes to disease.
NIH/National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: John Sullivan
js29@princeton.edu
609-258-4596
Princeton University, Engineering School

Public Release: 13-Oct-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Model predicts how E. coli bacteria adapt under stress
Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a genome-scale model that can accurately predict how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature changes and genetic mutations. The work sheds light on how cells adapt under environmental stress and has applications in precision medicine, where adaptive cell modeling could provide patient-specific treatments for bacterial infections.
National Institutes of Health, Novo Nordisk Foundation

Contact: Liezel Labios
llabios@ucsd.edu
858-246-1124
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 12-Oct-2017
Biomedical Engineering Society
Lehigh to present research out of newly-launched Bioengineering Dept. at BMES
Lehigh University's newly established Department of Bioengineering is presenting in 18 poster and panel sessions at the annual meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) in Phoenix, Arizona from October 12-14, 2017. Additionally, Anand Jagota, professor and founding chair of the department, and Stephen DeWeerth, professor and dean of Rossin College, will formally kick off the international search for a permanent department chair.

Contact: Lori Friedman
lof214@lehigh.edu
323-377-4312
Lehigh University

Public Release: 12-Oct-2017
Taming the hairy ball: Scientists use mixed reality to explore complex biological networks
Two-dimensional representations of complex biological networks are dense, messy, and hard to understand. Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) are taming the so-called hairy ball" by using the Microsoft HoloLens, a mixed-reality viewer, to explore these networks in 3-D. They are creating a tool that can enable scientists focus on the most important information and connections which can help with finding critical links between proteins and genes related to complex disorders like cancer and diabetes.

Contact: Colleen Wamback
cbwamback@wpi.edu
508-831-6775
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 12-Oct-2017
Nature Communications
Pioneering discovery of an odor-detecting receptor enhancer
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have identified a regulatory sequence that turns gene expression on, or simply an enhancer, for odor-detecting receptors, which form one of the largest gene clusters in the mouse genome. This was done using a combination of research methods, including the CRISPR-Cas9 system, which is a genome editing technique, the Bacillus subtilis synthetic genome vector system, which is a cloning system for large DNA fragments, and bioinformatics.

Contact: Emiko Kawaguchi
media@jim.titech.ac.jp
81-357-342-975
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Public Release: 12-Oct-2017
Nature Communications
New study suggests that last common ancestor of humans and apes was smaller than thought
New research suggests that the last common ancestor of apes -- including great apes and humans -- was much smaller than previously thought, about the size of a gibbon. The findings, published today in the journal Nature Communications, are fundamental to understanding the evolution of the human family tree.
Fulbright US Scholar Program

Contact: Kendra Snyder
ksnyder@amnh.org
212-496-3419
American Museum of Natural History

Public Release: 12-Oct-2017
Optica
In a first for wearable optics, researchers develop stretchy fiber to capture body motion
Research in Optica offers the first demonstration of optical fibers sturdy enough to sense a wide range of human motion.

Contact: Joshua Miller
jmiller@osa.org
202-416-1435
The Optical Society

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017
Nature Communications
Tracking the viral parasites of giant viruses over time
In freshwater lakes, microbes regulate the flow of carbon and determine if the bodies of water serve as carbon sinks or carbon sources. Viruses exist amidst all bacteria, usually in a 10-fold excess and include virophages which live in giant viruses and use their machinery to replicate and spread. Reported in Nature Communications, researchers at The Ohio State University and the DOE Joint Genome Institute have effectively doubled the number of known virophages.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 10-Oct-2017
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Scientists find evidence our best friends, dogs, similarly adapted to malaria in Africa
Once domesticated, dogs spread across the globe wherever humans migrated and settled. 'Recently, we have shown the first evidence that dogs can undergo similar adaptations as humans, using the same genes to live in the high altitudes of Tibet,' said Dr. Ya-ping Zhang. Now, the Chinese research team led by Dr. Zhang has successfully identified genes selected in African dogs and functionally verified the action of one of these as the first evidence of dog adaptation to malaria. 

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
MBEpress@gmail.com
480-258-8972
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)

Public Release: 9-Oct-2017
UTA bioengineer to collaborate with UTSW to improve neonatal brain monitoring
A University of Texas at Arlington bioengineering professor and her team will integrate a portable brain imaging system with an advanced signal-processing technique for newborns that will better measure the babies' neurophysiology in real time, providing physicians the analysis needed to treat encephalopathy or brain swelling more quickly.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 9-Oct-2017
Genome Research
P53 'master switch' remains top target in gene signaling network controlling cancer
Despite silencing over 300 genes regulated by p53 across cancer types, University of Colorado Cancer Center study finds no essential 'second in command.'
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Science, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 9-Oct-2017
Nature Methods
Computer program detects differences between human cells
'How many different cell types are there in a human body? And how do these differences develop? Nobody really knows,' says Professor Stein Aerts from KU Leuven and VIB, Belgium. But thanks to a new method developed by his team, that may be about to change.

Contact: Stein Aerts
stein.aerts@kuleuven.vib.be
KU Leuven

Public Release: 5-Oct-2017
Frontiers in Microbiology
New 'movie' technique reveals bacterial signalling in sharper resolution
John Innes Centre researchers used a study of the plant-growth promoting bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens to develop an advanced analysis method which, they hope, will increase our capacity to understand plant and human diseases.

Contact: Adrian Galvin
adrian.galvin@jic.ac.uk
44-160-345-0230
John Innes Centre

Public Release: 5-Oct-2017
Cell
Liverwort genes and land plant evolution
The common liverwort is a living link to the transition from marine algae to land plants. In the Oct. 5, 2017 issue of Cell, an international team including researchers at the DOE Joint Genome Institute, analyzed the genome sequence of the common liverwort (Marchantia polymorpha) to identify genes and gene families that were deemed crucial to plant evolution and have been conserved over millions of years and across plant lineages.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 3-Oct-2017
Nature Methods
Benchmarking computational methods for metagenomes
To tackle assembling metagenomes, then binning these consensus regions into genome bins, and finally conducting taxonomic profiling, analysts around the world have developed an array of different computational tools, but until now there was a lack of consensus on how to evaluate their performance. In Nature Methods, a team including DOE JGI researchers described the results of the Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation (CAMI) Challenge, the first-ever, community-organized benchmarking assessment of computational tools for metagenomes.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 3-Oct-2017
Biophysical Journal
Visualizing life in silico
Programming a molecular biology experiment can be similar to playing Sudoku; both are simple if you're working with only a few molecules or a small grid, but explode in complexity as they grow. Now, researchers at UConn Health have made it far easier for molecular biologists to make complex biological models.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Science

Contact: Kim Krieger
kim.krieger@uconn.edu
202-236-0030
University of Connecticut

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