$10 million DNA sequencing effort aims to shed light on lung diseases

Research is part of national project to understand genetic roots of heart, lung, blood, sleep disorders by Julia Evangelou Strait Washington University’s McDonnell Genome Institute has received $10 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to sequence the DNA of people from diverse ethnic backgrounds, in an effort to identify the genetic

The First Personalized Genomic Cancer Vaccines

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 9:10am Cynthia Fox, Science Writer Vaccines engineered by a Washington University team broadened the response of patients' T cells to certain mutations in their skin cancers. (Source: C. Bickel/ Science)The first personalized cancer vaccines using genomics to define targets elicit robust immune responses, says a recent Science study. After running an exome analysis of