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Disease-associated genes routinely missed in some genetic studies
Disease-associated genes routinely missed in some genetic studies 20 April 2017 Whole-exome DNA sequencing -- a technology that saves time and money by sequencing only protein-coding regions and not the entire genome -- may routinely miss detecting some genetic variations associated with disease, according to Penn State researchers who have developed new ways to identify such omissions.

Joseph Ecker to present Chemerda Lectures in Science on April 24 and 25, 2017
Joseph Ecker to present Chemerda Lectures in Science on April 24 and 25, 2017 19 April 2017 Joseph Ecker, investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and professor and Salk International Council Chair in Genetics at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, will present the 2017 John M. Chemerda Lectures in Science on April 24 and 25 on the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science.

Booker elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Booker elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences 14 April 2017 Squire J. Booker, professor of chemistry and of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State University and investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences--one of the nation’s oldest honorary societies.

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