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.
Newly announced HudsonAlpha resident associate company Kailos Genetics and Dr. K-T Varley of Myers Lab are featured in a Fall 2010 Technology Alabama article. The full story is attached as a PDF.