Illumina said the acquisition will help enable a standardized process for sequencing and analysis and speed up the time it take to get a result.

Evidence is accumulating that analyzing cell-free DNA and/or samples from circulating tumor cells provides a good surrogate for bone marrow in these patients.

The NGS-based test improves on a previous PCR-based version and detects circulating DNA from Epstein Barr virus that is shed from cancer cells.

Researchers described diet-related patterns of gut microbial diversity, microbiome ties to psychiatric disease, and more.

The lawsuit alleges Ancestry infringes 23andMe's method of matching relatives and damages its reputation via misleading online marketing.

Genome-wide association study hits can uncover potential therapies for conditions like inflammatory bowel disease, a Biology of Genomes speaker said.

Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

The BD Rhapsody Single-Cell Analysis System empowers and streamlines single-cell research with a complete system of tools, including reagents and analysis software, that work together to meet neuroscience experimental needs. Neuroscientists’ ability to identify and characterize individual cells in the nervous system opens the door to finding pathogenic cells, regenerative cells, and pathways that drug manufacturers can exploit for the discovery of therapeutics for neurodegenerative disease.

As the field of therapeutic antibody research expands, scientists face a growing need for software that enables them to efficiently and accurately analyze their data. Highly functional bioinformatics software solutions significantly reduce the need to manually curate sequence data or convert it into different formats for sharing and archiving. Unfortunately, there are currently few specialist antibody screening and analysis platforms that can be quickly configured to meet the highly custom needs of specialized therapeutic antibody discovery organizations.

Highly predictive patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models can predict clinical efficacy for oncology drug candidates better than traditional cell line-derived preclinical models. This white paper describes how PDX models can be used in Mouse Clinical Trials, upending the traditional paradigm in animal studies and providing a better perspective of patient-to-patient heterogeneity.