Tag: genome sequencing

DNA, Eh — Canadian Genome Project in the News

You’ve got to love the lead sentence of the Daily Globe and Mail story about the launch of a Canadian Genome Project: “Jill Davies is Canuck One.” Ms. Davies is the first of what researchers hope will be 100,000 people to join the Personal Genome Project in Canada. Like its counterpart in the United ...

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Noninvasive Sequencing of a Human Fetus

The story first broke in the summer of 2012 — two separate research groups, one from the University of Washington and the other from Stanford, announced within weeks of each other that they had successfully sequenced a human fetus and done so noninvasively. Scientist Jacob O Kitzman, who led the University ...

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23andMe Moves into the World of Sequencing

(Editor's note: Here is a link to Eoghan's poster presented at ASHG.) People often use the terms “genotyping” and “sequencing” interchangeably, but they are quite different ways of approaching genetic data. One large difference is the amount of data generated. Genotyping, what 23andMe does, tells you ...

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Highlighting 23andMe Research

Team 23andMe will again have a strong presence at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. We’ve been at this gathering of geneticists and those interested in human genetics ever since 23andMe launched, but this year with the 62nd annual meeting being held in San Francisco — sort of ...

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Listening to Leroy Hood

When Dr. Leroy Hood talks there’s a reason a lot of people in the fields of medicine, biology and genetics listen. Beyond his pioneering work in developing automated gene sequencing, Hood helped found companies as diverse as Amgen and Applied Biosystems; he is one of only about a dozen people who belong to ...

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Southern African Genomes Sequenced

Group of hunters from the Ju/’hoansi tribe in the Namibian Bush/ Stephan C. Schuster Researchers from Penn State University, the University of New South Wales in Australia, and the Baylor College of Medicine have sequenced the genomes of four individuals from different groups of the click-speaking San of ...

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My Mind Has Been Blown By Genome Sequencing

When I was 12 years old I did my first Punnett square and decided that genetics was absolutely, most definitely the coolest thing ever. When I was 13 years old they started the Human Genome Project. The task of sequencing all three billion base pairs in a person’s genome was the most enormous project I ...

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Which Would You Rather Have? Your Genome or a Bentley?

This car costs less than a human genome sequence – but not for long. A story in the weekly science section of today's New York Times profiles the first customer of Knome, a company started by Harvard University professor (and 23andMe scientific advisory board member) George Church that offers complete ...

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Fireworks on the Beach: AGBT Marco Island 2008

There were fireworks on the beach at Marco Island, Fla., Thursday night, where 575 genome experts had gathered to discuss serious progress in genomics at the annual Advances in Genome Biology and Technology conference. I last saw fireworks at a genomics conference in 2000. Back then, euphoria around the ...

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