Genomics

BBI Researchers to Present at Upcoming IGVF Conference

September 06, 2022 | by BBI Communications

BBI will be well-represented at the upcoming conference of the Impact of Genomic Variation on Function, (IGVF), September 21 through 23, with presentations by three researchers.

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The Future of Precision Medicine: Analogous to the Discovery of the X-Ray and Development of Radiology

June 30, 2022 | by BBI Communications

BBI’s Dr. Colin Pritchard believes that to chart the future of precision medicine, one needs to look no further than the development of radiology.

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Genome Sciences Hosting ‘DNA Café' featuring Ice Cream and Genomics

June 28, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Genomics and your favorite ice cream sundae: What could be better?

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The Backstory of the First Complete Sequence of the Human Genome

April 29, 2022 | by BBI Communications

A Q&A with BBI researchers reveals why the merger of two sequencing systems was crucial to landmark study

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BBI’s Danny Miller Leading New Effort Offering Sequencing Services

April 29, 2022 | by BBI Communications

BBI’s Dr. Danny Miller and the UW’s Nanopore Sequencing Core are providing both targeted and whole genome long read sequencing on the Oxford Nanopore platform to assist other researchers with their projects.

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BBI's Dr. Evan Eichler a Lead Author on Paper of First Complete Human Genome Map

April 01, 2022 | by BBI Communications

‘Our view of how humans differ from each other is going to be transformed’

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NIH All of Us Research Program releases genomic dataset

March 17, 2022 | by UW Medicine

The nearly 100,000 whole genome sequences reflect contributions from diverse participants.

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BAT Lab joining UW Initiative to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

February 17, 2022 | by BBI Communications

The Brotman Baty Institute Advanced Technology Lab (BAT Lab) will soon be evaluating animal and plant specimens as part of a new UW initiative to help combat international wildlife trafficking.

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Vancouver Sun profile of Ashley Doyle

February 02, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Ashley Doyle, a client of BBI’s ConnectMyVariant with hereditary cancer, is making a ‘Herculean effort” to connect with relatives near and far, urging them to seek genetic testing.

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Chris Evert and the Imperative of Studying Genetic Variants

January 19, 2022 | by Lea Starita

We generate data in our research labs to inform the classification of variants found in people like Chris and Jeanne Evert.

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Looking Back and Projecting Ahead as AVE Celebrates One Year

October 21, 2021 | by BBI Communications

This October marks the one-year anniversary of the Atlas of Variant Effects (AVE) Alliance.

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BBI’s Dr. Doug Fowler: Q&A on NHGRI’s Bold Predictions for Human Genomics by 2030

September 21, 2021 | by BBI Communications

BBI’s Dr. Doug Fowler on September 16 presented at a National Human Genome Institute’s (NHRGI) “Bold Predictions”: The clinical relevance of all encountered genomic variants will be readily predictable, rendering the diagnostic designation “variant of uncertain significance (VUS)” obsolete.

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NIH Awards BBI Researchers $16 million as Part of ‘Impact of Genome Variation on Function’ Consortium

September 09, 2021 | by Written by Michael McCarthy for UW Medicine Newsroom

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $16 million to UW Medicine scientists and their collaborators to fund two projects within the consortium. The funding is part of a 5-year, $185-million initiative sponsored by the NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute.

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Interns Advance BBI’s Work as They ‘Deepen Knowledge and Experience’

August 18, 2021 | by Gailen Greenstein

This year BBI has three undergraduate interns working at the Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and the UW Medicine: Amira Ellison, Heidi Solis, and Maria E. Benitez-Cortez. Here, each one offers insights into their passions for their work.

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Exploring Underlying Causes of Mendelian Conditions Difficult to Solve

July 16, 2021 | by BBI Communications

NIH Funds BBI members to participate in new Mendelian Genomics Research Consortium

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Tailor-Made Fish Help Explain Genetic Conditions in Children

October 18, 2018 | by Lindsay Kurs, Seattle Childrens

Genetically engineered fish advance the study of how different genes affect development and cause disease.

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NIH visits UW to explain why they want your genome

November 05, 2018 | by Katherine Long, Seattle Times staff reporter

The NIH is asking for volunteers in a project to sequence the genetic material of a million people living in the U.S., making it possibly the largest research project in human history.

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BRCA mutations can be deadly or harmless. Now CRISPR can tell the difference

November 08, 2018 | by Jay Shendure, Greg Findlay, Lea Starita

More than 1 million women have had genetic testing of BRCA1 and BRCA2, genes in which mutations can dramatically increase the risk for early onset breast and ovarian cancer. But for many women the test results have been ambiguous.

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