Privately owned Oxford Nanopore offers a range of tools and and instruments based on a proprietary nanopore-based DNA and RNA sequencing technology.

The company presented Color Data as a resource for variant classification scientists and hopes it will inspire industry peers to similarly share data.

Count Me In is aiming to sign up more than 100,000 patients across all major cancer types, as well as rare cancers, over the next several years.

Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center identified clinically actionable germline mutations in 8.5 percent of about 2,700 unselected lung cancer patients.

The collaboration agreement includes support for development, regulatory submission, and commercialization of tests to guide use of Novartis' drug portfolio.

The five startup companies are focused on molecular diagnostics, precision oncology, personalized medicine, and more.

The a single-tube, multiplex real-time PCR-based MeltPro High Risk HPV test identifies 14 high-risk genotypes of human papillomavirus  and was previously CE marked.

The US National Institutes of Health has developed guidelines to gauge whether frail chimpanzees are healthy enough to be moved to a retirement sanctuary.

Osamu Shimomura, who won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on green fluorescent protein, has died.

Stat News reports that the head of IBM Watson Health is leaving her post.

In PLOS this week: analytical approach for finding new genetic associations, analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes-infecting viruses, and more.

DNA quantification and normalization are required in most genomics workflows, and are usually routinely implemented after the initial nucleic acid purification step. The versatility of the classical absorbance technique still makes it the go-to method for many applications, as the concentration of all DNA and RNA types can be determined using the specific empiric extinction coefficient for each nucleic acid type.

This white paper demonstrates how the Fluent Laboratory Automation Solution offers excellent reproducibility for UV quantification and normalization.

Quantitative PCR (qPCR) is a preferred method for quantification of low amounts of DNA or cDNA due to its high sensitivity, specificity and reproducibility. Consistently high and uniform qPCR efficiencies are crucial for accurate relative quantification of gene expression levels, low copy gene detection, or absolute quantification of NGS libraries.

Oct
03
Sponsored by
Illumina

Genomics is facilitating a deeper understanding of cancer biology and through clinical research, new biomarkers are emerging that pave the way for next-generation therapeutics to help fight cancer in a more personalized way.

In this webinar, Sandip Patel, MD will provide a review of biomarker research and discoveries in the field of Immunotherapy and Garret Hampton, PhD will discuss Illumina’s vision for Oncology and share how genomics will enable broader availability of comprehensive tumor sequencing to explore complex biomarkers and assess tumor mutational burden.