genome http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Whole Genome Sequencing Is Here To Stay. What Does That Mean For Genetic Privacy? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/whole-genome-sequencing-here-stay-what-does-mean-genetic-privacy <p><em>Originally published on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Updated to include audio from St. Louis on the Air.</em></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:17:32 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 34000 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Whole Genome Sequencing Is Here To Stay. What Does That Mean For Genetic Privacy? Wash U Has Four Of The World’s Top Researchers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wash-u-has-four-world-s-top-researchers <p>Four of the top twenty-one influential researchers in the world live in the St. Louis area.</p><p>The researchers are from Washington University in St. Louis and all are in the field of genomics.&nbsp; The findings come from Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch, an open web resource for science metrics and analysis.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 23:45:00 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 27246 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wash U Has Four Of The World’s Top Researchers Wash U Maps Genomes Of Two Major Cancers, Could Impact Treatment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wash-u-maps-genomes-two-major-cancers-could-impact-treatment <p></p><p>In separate studies both published today, researchers at Washington University mapped the genomes of two types of cancer: endometrial cancer, and acute myeloid leukemia.</p><p>Both studies are part of <a href="http://www.genome.gov/17516564">The Cancer Genome Atlas</a> project, an effort funded by the National Institutes of Health to study the genetic basis of 20 major human cancers.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 17:02:18 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 25957 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wash U Maps Genomes Of Two Major Cancers, Could Impact Treatment International Consortium Sequences 1000 Human Genomes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/international-consortium-sequences-1000-human-genomes <p>An international consortium of researchers has sequenced the genomes of more than 1000 people, creating the largest catalog yet of human genetic variation.<br><br>Richard Wilson directs the <a href="http://genome.wustl.edu/">Washington University Genome Institute</a>, one of four major research institutions involved in the <a href="http://www.1000genomes.org/">1000 Genomes Project</a>.<br><br>He says researchers identified rare genetic variants that may eventually explain why some people are more susceptible to certain diseases like cancer or Alzheimer’s.<br> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 22:55:43 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 5983 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org International Consortium Sequences 1000 Human Genomes Federal Commission Calls For Stronger Protections For Human Genome Data http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/federal-commission-calls-stronger-protections-human-genome-data <p>A federal panel is calling for stronger privacy protections for human genetic data.<br><br>In <a href="http://www.bioethics.gov/cms/node/764">a report out today</a>, the <a href="http://www.bioethics.gov/">Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues</a> said “whole genome sequencing” — which provides a unique blueprint of each person’s DNA —&nbsp; holds great promise for advancing <a href="http://www.genome.gov/">medical research</a> and clinical care.<br><br>But the Commission said genetic data can also be misused and need to be adequately protected.<br> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 22:50:31 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 5301 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Federal Commission Calls For Stronger Protections For Human Genome Data Researchers sequence genome of endangered orangutans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/researchers-sequence-genome-endangered-orangutans <p>An international team of researchers has sequenced the genomes of two species of orangutan.</p><p>Lead researcher <a href="http://genome.wustl.edu/people/locke_devin">Devin Locke</a> of the <a href="http://genome.wustl.edu/">Genome Center at Washington University</a> said a primary motivation for studying the genes of orangutans is their close evolutionary relationship to humans.</p><p>“The lessons you learn from studying these species can be applied to understanding of our own evolution and the evolution of the human population as well,” Locke said.</p> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 18:33:12 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 391 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Researchers sequence genome of endangered orangutans