A Genome-wide Association Study of Nonsyndromic Cleft Palate Identifies an Etiologic Missense Variant in GRHL3

Cleft palate (CP) is a common birth defect occurring in 1 in 2,500 live births. Approximately half of infants with CP have a syndromic form, exhibiting other physical and cognitive disabilities. The other half have nonsyndromic CP, and to date, few genes associated with risk for nonsyndromic CP have been characterized.


PCAARRD and PCIEERD Genomics and Bioinformatics Workshop

DSCF and CFB facilitated a workshop for PCAARRD and PCIEERD researchers and staff on genomics and bioinformatics. The 5-day boot camp included lectures, hands-on laboratory experiments, and computer work which aimed to familiarize the participants with the latest developments in the field of genomics and bioinformatics, to update them regarding current research projects, and to demonstrate the capabilities of the Philippine Genome Center Core Facilities.


New DNA facility can keep PH scientists ‘at home’

The series of disease outbreaks the country experienced in 2009 such as the A(H1N1) influenza virus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and dengue has turned out to have a silver lining as they led to the establishment of a state-of-the art facility devoted to genomics and biotechnology on the University of the Philippines (UP) campus in Diliman, Quezon City.


PGC attends 2012 Autumn Course on Genomics and Bioinformatics in Taiwan

Members of the Philippine Genome Center DNA Sequencing Core Facility and Core Facility for Bioinformatics participated in the 2012 Autumn Course on Genomics and Bioinformatics held at the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan. Gabriel Villamil of the PGC-DSCF and Lovette Cunanan and Joeriggo Reyes of the PGC-CFB attended the 5-day course along with students and researchers from Taiwan, Japan, India, and Vietnam.