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DNA Sequencing

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Discovery links genes to excess belly fat

New genes identified by scientists at the University of Louisville in Kentucky may indicate a person's predisposition to excess abdominal fat, which can be an indicator of more serious health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and cancer.

Gene defect that blocks insulin release in mice may cause Type 2 diabetes

A faulty gene that causes hyperglycemia in mice may be a determinant of Type 2 diabetes in people, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found.

NIH publishes first Alzheimer's genomics data for researchers

The National Institutes of Health said Monday that it has made available for researchers the first batch of genome sequence data from the Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project.

Study: Genetics drive neurocognitive decline in aging

A person's genetics are responsible for a decline in brain function in normal aging, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio and Yale University.

Genia Technologies, Columbia, Harvard nab $5.3M NIH grant for genome sequencing

As the genomics community inches closer to realizing the $1,000 genome, Genia Technologies has landed $5.3 million, the largest NIH grant to date under a program to advance genome sequencing technology.

Worm genome reveals possible drug targets

Scientists are studying the genome of a particular kind of parasitic worm to figure out what exactly makes it drug-resistant.

NIH to open genomic data of HeLa cells to researchers

Biomedical researchers will now be able to apply for access to the whole genome data of an important cell line known as HeLa.

U.K. launches large-scale genomics project

The U.K. government has launched a major initiative to map the genetic causes of cancer as well as rare and infectious diseases.

Scientists create first regulatory map of tuberculosis

For most people in the Western world, the mention of tuberculosis is likely to conjure up images of the Victorians. In richer countries, tuberculosis is, for the most part, a thing of the past.

Report: Genomics industry contributed $1 trillion to U.S. economy in last 25 years

From the inception of the Human Genome Project in 1988 until 2012, the genomics revolution has had a total impact of nearly $1 trillion on the U.S. economy, according to a new report released Wednesday.