The field needs a database that can help inform variant classifications reported to patients, but Quest finds most publicly available resources aren't robust enough for this purpose.

Clinical applications for the approach are already at hand, and are poised to expand as companies solidify the clinical validity and utility data behind their platforms.

The three viruses targeted by the assay are covered under a California law requiring the testing of citrus nursery trees.

NIH Director Francis Collins today posted a position statement outlining a policy not to fund any use of gene editing technologies in human embryos.

Besides optimizing open-source code, the company has forged focused partnerships with multiple bioinformatics firms including Edico Genome and Curoverse. 

Diagnostic sequencing will be done on the Illumina HiSeq X Ten, the HiSeq 2500, and the NextSeq 500 in HudsonAlpha's CLIA-certified Genomics Services Laboratory.

The financing comes from new and existing investors and will be used to fund research and development of the firm's T cell and B cell receptor sequencing projects.

The partners will study the association between genetic variants and chemotherapy side effects to find biomarkers for an upcoming NGS pharmacogenomics panel.

In Cell this week: Leukemia-like disease in soft-shell clams, mNET-seq method for profiling growing transcripts, and more.

While James Watson and Francis Crick are credited for discovering the structure of DNA, Rich proved their theory of a double helix structure was correct when he produced a distinct image of the structure.

Nature News reports that early users of Oxford Nanopore's hand-held MinIon are giddy about the technology and its uses. 

According to MIT Technology Review, Apple is collaborating with researchers to develop apps for consumer DNA testing.

May
28
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This online seminar will demonstrate how RNA-seq analysis in a model organism can provide insights into human disease. 

Grace Bio-Labs has developed the ArrayCAM Microarray System, a complete protein microarray analytical solution comprised of high protein- binding porous nitrocellulose (PNC), multi-color quantum nanocrystal detection labels, rapid image acquisition instrumentation including automated software analysis to overcome typical challenges associated with the precise study of cell signaling pathways such as sensitivity for detection of low abundance proteins and consistent data normalization.

Apr
29
Sponsored by
Covance

This on-demand webinar reviews case studies demonstrating the clinical utility of CTCs and cfDNA to define and characterize a variety of dynamic genomic changes throughout the course of cancer detection and treatment.