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Nejentsev et al. (2009). Rare Variants of IFIH1, a Gene Implicated in Antiviral Responses, Protect Against Type 1 Diabetes. Science DOI: 10.1126/science.1167728 The first item on my long list of predictions for 2009 was that this will be the year of rare variants for common disease – the year that we really start tracking down…

Over at PolITiGenomics, Washington University’s David Dooling discusses his work as part of the Tumor Sequencing Project. The TSP and a variety of other groups (like The Cancer Genome Atlas) are using large-scale sequencing to create comprehensive maps of the genetic changes that underlie cancer formation. The cancer genome sequencing community have already made impressive…

Navigenics has announced in the industry publication In Sequence (subscription only) that it plans to add gene sequencing to its personal genomics service. This would make it the first of the “Big Three” personal genomics companies (Navigenics, 23andMe and deCODEme) to offer analysis of rare as well as common genetic variants. The move into sequencing…