HudsonAlpha Institute contributes to largest cancer genome study from NIH consortium
HUNTSVILLE, Ala - Integrating 500 patient samples and multiple genomic technologies, The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network has, according to a release by the National Institutes of Health, assembled the most comprehensive view of cancer genes for any cancer type to date. The analyses of data are reported in the June 30 issue of Nature.
HudsonAlpha is part of international team releasing massive dataset
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The international team of the ENCODE, or Encyclopedia Of DNA Elements project, has created an overview of its ongoing large-scale efforts to interpret the human genome sequence.
By Monica Heger
In an example of how sequencing can be used to study not onlythe genetic underpinnings of disease but also the genetics of drug response, researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have teamed up with clinicians at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, to perform transcriptome sequencing on 200 brain tissue samples, from patients and healthy individuals, as well as whole-exome sequencing on the genomes of 100 Parkinson's patients enrolled in a clinical trial for the drug levodopa.