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The company showed that its chip can detect SNPs in models of sickle-cell disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, without the need for DNA amplification.
The gut microbiome develops into its adult-like state throughout a child's first five years, but certain important taxa aren't acquired until later.
Researchers screened nine orthologs that had not been tried in plants before and identified six that possessed high editing activity in rice.
The researchers found that sequencing at a depth of 4x or higher captured variants of all frequencies more accurately than all commonly used GWAS arrays.
Viral entry factors were broadly enriched in the salivary glands and oral mucosae, implicating the oral cavity as an important infection site.
Based on 6,447 exome sequences, the researchers estimated that every person is a carrier of at least two pathogenic variants in autosomal-recessive genes.
The study uncovered virus-specific as well as shared host factors, including a lysosomal protein that SARS-CoV-2 requires to infect primary lung cells.
As the life science industry left 2020 behind, it joined a new trend: going public through a mechanism that combines an IPO and merger in one transaction.
The company is also continuing to expand its digital technology offering to help clinicians track their patients' health more easily.
The method could be used to determine the function of thousands of mutations to see whether they cause disease, or confer drug sensitivity or resistance.
Researchers are developing a breath test to determine how severe patients' methylmalonic acidemia disease is, FierceBiotech reports.
NPR reports that vaccine developers are working on SARS-CoV-2 vaccines that are easier to store or administer than the current crop.
Reuters reports that France is to recommend that people under 55 who received one dose of AstraZeneca's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine receive a different vaccine for their second dose.
In Science this week: review discusses advances in liquid biopsies, and more.