DICE: Immune cell atlas goes live (EurekAlert)

EurekAlert: DICE: Immune cell atlas goes live . “Compare any two people’s DNA and you will find millions of points where their genetic codes differ. Now, scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) are sharing a trove of data that will be critical for deciphering how this natural genetic variation shapes the immune system’s ability to protect our health.”

Firstpost: Researchers Make A Massive Map Of Changes That Our Brain Undergoes As An Infant

Firstpost: Researchers Make A Massive Map Of Changes That Our Brain Undergoes As An Infant. “Researchers from the St Jude’s Childrens’ Hospital have compiled a huge database with the many genetic changes that brain cells undergo as an embryo, and in the months immediately following birth.The findings from the study were published on 14 September in the journal Current Biology.The researchers isolated thousands of brain cells from a mouse model for the study.”

MIT Technology Review: “Hundreds” of crimes will soon be solved using DNA databases, genealogist predicts

MIT Technology Review: “Hundreds” of crimes will soon be solved using DNA databases, genealogist predicts. “Suspects in hundreds of unsolved murders and rapes will be identified using public DNA databases in the near future, a prominent genealogist predicted during MIT Technology Review’s EmTech conference today.”

Washington Post: Ancestry, 23andMe and others say they will follow these rules when giving DNA data to businesses or police

Washington Post: Ancestry, 23andMe and others say they will follow these rules when giving DNA data to businesses or police. “Ancestry, 23andMe and other popular companies that offer genetic testing pledged on Tuesday to be upfront when they share users’ DNA data with researchers, hand it over to police or transfer it to other companies, a move aimed at addressing consumers’ mounting privacy concerns.”

EurekAlert: Largest genetic database on Alzheimer’s disease now re-open for business

EurekAlert: Largest genetic database on Alzheimer’s disease now re-open for business . “The National Institute on Aging Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease Data Storage Site (NIAGADS) will begin making large-scale DNA sequence data available to investigators. The goal is to make Alzheimer’s disease-relevant genetic data available to as many investigators as possible to accelerate research. The data will be processed by the Genomic Center for Alzheimer’s Disease (GCAD) at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and all sequence and phenotype data will be integrated from different sources, in a process called harmonization, so that investigators can immediately begin analyses.”

Reykjavik Grapevine: new Website Tells Icelandic Women of Genetic Mutation Linked to Cancer

The Reykjavik Grapevine: New Website Tells Icelandic Women Of Genetic Mutation Linked To Cancer. “Icelandic research centre deCODE Genetics will open a website today where women will be able to find out whether or not their body is affected by a genetic mutation that increases the risk of breast cancer, RÚV reports.”

University of Guelph: U of G’s Genetic Archive Now Open to World

University of Guelph: U of G’s Genetic Archive Now Open to World. “One of the planet’s largest collections of DNA samples – a genetic Noah’s ark held at the University of Guelph representing Canadian creatures from mites to whales — will be made available starting today to researchers worldwide under an international biodiversity project. Throwing open the doors to a massive genetic archive at U of G’s Centre for Biodiversity Genomics (CBG) will provide online access to sample information for universities, government agencies and industry that may help researchers pursue projects ranging from human health to biodiversity, said Jeremy deWaard, the centre’s associate director of collections.”