DNA Sequencing

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Computer scientists warn about the coming tsunami of genomics data

Over the last decade, the amount of genomic sequencing data available has doubled every 7 months, rivaling Twitter and YouTube for data storage demands and analysis capacity. But the deluge of DNA sequencing data is just beginning, and the exabyte-sized tsunami to come will require a new approach to the technology used to store the data--and learn from it, according to experts from the University of Illinois and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Harvard, MIT teams identify a 'pre-malignant' phase for blood cancers

Two different groups of investigators say they've found a way to identify a large group of patients that are characterized by a very high risk of developing blood cancers--and their discovery could pave the way to a new treatment approach in oncology.

Preclinical study advances H. pylori vaccine for stomach cancer

Researchers are one step closer to creating a human vaccine for Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium found in 50% of the world's population that infects the stomach and causes chronic gastric inflammation, which can lead to ulcers and stomach cancer.

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.