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It’s difficult to distill down a meeting as data-rich as the Cold Spring Harbor Biology of Genomes meeting, but here’s a first-pass attempt.

GenomeWeb Daily News points to a new funding opportunity from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) for researchers interested in studying the link between genetic variants and variation in the expression levels of genes. This is an incredibly important area of research. Genome-wide association studies have recently uncovered vast numbers of DNA regions linked…

I was planning to write a long article on this recent paper in PLoS Genetics, but p-ter at Gene Expression and G at Popgen ramblings have both covered the central message very well. So if you haven’t read those articles, already, go and do so now – when you come back, I want to talk…

One of the major challenges of the personal genomic era will be knowing exactly which (if any) of the millions of genetic variants present in your genome are likely to actually have an impact on your health. Such predictions are particularly problematic for regulatory variants – genetic changes that alter the expression levels of genes,…