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Public Release: 1-May-2018
Ultra-safe cells resistant to natural viruses announced as first GP-write major project
The Leadership Group and Scientific Executive Committee of Genome Project-write announced its first community-wide project, to develop 'ultra-safe cells' that resist natural viruses and potentially radiation, freezing, aging and cancer. The project will generate a wealth of information connecting the sequence of nucleotide bases in DNA with their physiological properties and functional behaviors, enabling the development of safer, less costly and more effective therapeutics and a broad range of applications. Roadmaps ahead were also shared.

Contact: Carol Miller
carolmiller100@gmail.com
202-306-0130
Five Heads Strategic Communications

Public Release: 1-May-2018
Cell Reports
Blueprint for the skull
Once upon a time in Europe, pregnant women avoided rabbits to prevent their babies from being born with a 'harelip.' But, that isn't the only misconception about the condition now known as cleft lip. In the May 1 issue of Cell Reports, UConn Health researchers report the popular modern belief that the condition is caused by a gene is wrong. Their research could transform how we understand the formation of the face.
NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

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

Public Release: 30-Apr-2018
STSI $34 million NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award
The Scripps Translational Science Institute has received over $34 million in renewed funding from the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to advance medical research and clinical care through genomic and digital technologies.
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Contact: Anna Andersen
aanders@scripps.edu
858-784-2074
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 26-Apr-2018
Nature Communications
New methods for genetics analyses and diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease is a common chronic disease of the gut. Approximately one out of 250 Europeans suffer from this disease today.

Contact: Albin Sandelin
albin@binf.ku.dk
45-22-45-66-68
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 26-Apr-2018
Science
From one, many
In three landmark studies, Harvard researchers report how they have systematically profiled every cell in developing zebrafish and frog embryos to establish a roadmap revealing how one cell builds an entire organism. The findings represent a catalog of genetic 'recipes' for generating different cell types and provide an unprecedented resource for the study of developmental biology and disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kevin Jiang
kevin_jiang@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-2003
Harvard Medical School

Public Release: 26-Apr-2018
PLOS Computational Biology
New computational model enables personalized simulation of exercise's metabolic effects
A new mathematical model incorporates personalized details to simulate the metabolic effects of exercise. Presented in PLOS Computational Biology by Maria Concetta Palumbo of the National Research Council of Italy, Rome, and colleagues, the model can be adapted to different individual characteristics, such as age and weight, as well as different types and intensities of exercise.

Contact: Maria Concetta Palumbo
c.palumbo@iac.cnr.it
PLOS

Public Release: 24-Apr-2018
Genome Medicine
Natural barcodes enable better cell tracking
A group of researchers from the Wyss Institute at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School has developed a new genetic analysis technique that harnesses the 10 million small nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) found in the human genome as 'barcodes' to create a faster, cheaper, and simpler way to keep track of pooled cells from multiple individuals during multiplexed experiments, enabling large samples of cells from multiple people to be quickly analyzed for personalized medicine. 
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Contact: Lindsay Brownell
lindsay.brownell@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-8266
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 23-Apr-2018
Nature Genetics
The role of 'extra' DNA in cancer evolution and therapy resistance
Researchers tracked genomic alterations detected in patient samples during tumor cell evolution in culture, in patient-derived xenograft (PDX) mouse models from the cultures, as well as before and after treatment in patients. In a recent paper in Nature Genetics, the team reports that tumor progression was often driven by cancer-promoting genes, known as oncogenes, on extrachromosomal pieces of DNA.

Contact: Brenda D Craig
bcraig3@hfhs.org
313-283-8331
Henry Ford Health System

Public Release: 23-Apr-2018
Harvard's Wyss Institute launches NuProbe to facilitate global precision medicine
NuProbe Global will commercialize the Wyss Institute's DNA nanotechnology-based variant-detecting method as a fast, low-cost and multiplexed molecular diagnostic for different disease areas, including cancer and infectious diseases. The announcement follows a worldwide licensing agreement between Harvard's Office of Technology Development (OTD) and globally operating NuProbe that will leverage the technology to develop clinical assays capable of simultaneously detecting multiple rare disease-related DNA variants in bodily fluids.

Contact: Benjamin Boettner
Benjamin.Boettner@wyss.harvard.edu
917-913-8051
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 23-Apr-2018
Nature Ecology & Evolution
Just one more ash dieback spore could push European ash trees to the brink
Europe's ash dieback epidemic could well have been caused by just one or two mushroom-like fruiting bodies of a fungal pathogen from Asia, according to a comprehensive genome sequencing effort published in Nature Ecology & Evolution. This leaves even the most resistant ash trees at threat from the introduction of just one more spore from East Asia.

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@earlham.ac.uk
01-603-450-107
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 23-Apr-2018
ZooKeys
Audit finds biodiversity data aggregators 'lose and confuse' data
Both online repositories the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) were found to 'lose and confuse' portions of the data provided to them, according to an independent audit of ca. 800,000 records from three Australasian museums. Genus and species names were found to have been changed in up to 1 in 5 records, and programming errors caused up to 100 percent data loss in some data categories.

Contact: Dr. Robert Mesibov
robert.mesibov@gmail.com
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 20-Apr-2018
BMC Genomics
The good, the bad and their fortuitous differences
Genetic differences between two very similar fungi, one that led to Quorn™, the proprietary meat substitute, and another that ranks among the world's most damaging crop pathogens, have exposed the significant features that dictate the pair's very different lifestyles, features that promise targets for controlling disease.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Lawes Agricultural Trust

Contact: Susan Watts
susan.watts@rothamsted.ac.uk
44-015-829-38109
Rothamsted Research

Public Release: 19-Apr-2018
Cell
Landmark study links tumor evolution to prostate cancer severity
Findings from Canadian Prostate Cancer Genome Network (CPC-GENE) researchers and their collaborators, published today in Cell, show that the aggressiveness of an individual prostate cancer can be accurately assessed by looking at how that tumor has evolved. This information can be used to determine what type and how much treatment should be given to each patient, or if any is needed at all.

Contact: Hal Costie
hal.costie@oicr.on.ca
647-260-7921
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 19-Apr-2018
Science
A complete cell atlas and lineage tree of the immortal flatworm
From one stem cell to many differentiated body cells: Scientists from the MDC in Berlin, along with collaborating researchers in Munich, have published a comprehensive lineage tree of a whole adult animal in the journal Science. This was made possible by a combination of RNA and computational technologies.

Contact: Annette Tuffs
Annette.Tuffs@mdc-berlin.de
49-309-406-2140
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 19-Apr-2018
Nature Communications
Novel discoveries on aggressive NK-cell leukemia pave the way for new treatments
International research consortium led by researchers from the University of Helsinki, Finland, discovered new information related to a rare form of leukemia called aggressive NK-cell leukemia. Potential new treatment options were found which are highly warranted as currently this disease usually leads to rapid death of patients.

Contact: Satu Mustjoki
satu.mustjoki@helsinki.fi
358-947-171-898
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 19-Apr-2018
Applications in Plant Sciences
Innovations for investigating the plant tree of life
Advances in genome sequencing are providing vast amounts of genetic information that researchers are using to explore the plant family tree. This special issue showcases cutting-edge techniques that are providing solutions to challenges in the study of evolution of species (or phylogenetics); issue highlights include an overview of current options for phylogenomic studies, a new natural language processing pipeline, metagenomics pipeline comparisons, and reviews of sequence capture methods and custom pipelines for marker selection.

Contact: Beth Parada
apps@botany.org
Botanical Society of America

Public Release: 19-Apr-2018
Science
Genome Jenga study reveals unexpected gene alliances in the cell
The largest study of its kind sheds light on how genes work together to keep cells healthy, paving the way for predicting a person's risk of disease.
Canadian Institute for Health and Research, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jovana Drinjakovic
jovana.drinjakovic@gmail.com
416-543-7820
University of Toronto

Public Release: 19-Apr-2018
Cell
BIDMC-lead team develops new approach to study long non-coding RNAs
In a groundbreaking paper, investigators at the Cancer Research Institute Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center developed a novel approach to identify and determine the functional role of lncRNAs relevant to chemotherapy resistance in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). The new technique integrates information from publicly-available pharmacological data bases with leading-edge CRISPR technologies to screen for both coding and non-coding genes that influence response to treatment.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Ludwig Center at Harvard, EMBO Long-Term Fellowship, Fulbright awards, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists

Contact: Jacqueline Mitchell
jsmitche@bidmc.harvard.edu
617-667-7306
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Public Release: 18-Apr-2018
Botany 2017 and XIX International Botanical Congress
Applications in Plant Sciences
Green digitization: Botanical collections data answer real-world questions
Scientists are digitizing the wealth of data attached to herbarium specimens and using those data to address questions ranging from species identification to global climate change. This special issue explores methods, challenges, and applications of these collections data, with articles addressing topics including globally unique identifiers, deep learning and computer recognition, and citizen science initiatives.
National Science Foundation Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections program

Contact: Beth Parada
apps@botany.org
Botanical Society of America

Public Release: 17-Apr-2018
Nature Communications
The enzyme designers
Practically all biochemical processes involve enzymes that accelerate chemical reactions. A research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now for the first time deciphered the molecular mechanism of the enzyme AsqJ. Their findings might open up new options in the production of pharmaceutically active molecules.
ERC, DFG, KAUST

Contact: Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 16-Apr-2018
Scientific Reports
Using AI to detect heart disease
Predicting and monitoring cardiovascular disease is often expensive and tenuous, involving high-tech equipment and intrusive procedures. However, a new method developed by researchers at USC Viterbi School of Engineering offers a better way. By coupling a machine learning model with a patient's pulse data, they are able to measure a key risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and arterial stiffness, using just a smart phone.

Contact: Amy Blumenthal
amyblume@usc.edu
917-710-1897
University of Southern California

Public Release: 16-Apr-2018
Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision
Army develops face recognition technology that works in the dark
Army researchers have developed an artificial intelligence and machine learning technique that produces a visible face image from a thermal image of a person's face captured in low-light or nighttime conditions. This development could lead to enhanced real-time biometrics and post-mission forensic analysis for covert nighttime operations.
Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency

Contact: T'Jae Ellis
tanya.j.ellis.civ@mail.mil
301-467-3802
U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Apr-2018
Nature Communications
Depression study pinpoints genes that may trigger the condition
Nearly 80 genes that could be linked to depression have been discovered by scientists.
Wellcome

Contact: Kate McAllister
kate.mcallister@ed.ac.uk
0044-131-650-6357
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 16-Apr-2018
Nature Genetics
'Mono' virus linked to 7 serious diseases
The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) -- best known for causing mononucleosis -- also increases the risks for some people of developing seven other major diseases, according to a study in Nature Genetics. The diseases are: systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and type 1 diabetes. Combined, these diseases affect nearly 8 million people in the US.

Contact: Nick Miller
nicholas.miller@cchmc.org
513-803-6035
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 13-Apr-2018
Evolutionary Applications
Transfer learning meets livestock genomics
Researchers at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) have developed a new computational method that predicts harmful mutations in mammalian species. As more and more livestock producers are using genetic tests to improve their herds, this method will help to optimize and guide the animal breeding programmes, as well as increase the profitability and yields of livestock.

Contact: Raisa Bestugina
mass-media@spbstu.ru
7-812-591-6675
Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University

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