Monica Heger tracks trends in next-generation sequencing for research and clinical applications for GenomeWeb.
The firm is working on harnessing its ability to assess fetal fraction to develop new methods to predict fetal aneuploidy risks and pregnancy complications.
The startup's first test focuses on diagnosing 60 conditions for which treatment is available.
The firm plans to release an upgrade that will improve read lengths and throughput, with an eye toward being a player in the population sequencing market.
Large-scale population sequencing projects and consumer genomics markets are picking up and oncology continues to be a strong market for Illumina.
The firm is developing products based in part on DNA-enrichment and bioinformatics technologies developed at Stanford and Harvard, respectively.
The Garvan team has shown that whole-genome sequencing can diagnose more cases than targeted panels and is now demonstrating its cost-effectiveness.
Veracyte anticipates that it can tap into the growing precision medicine market by leveraging its database of RNA sequencing data for thyroid and lung cancer.
The firm has ongoing collaborations to use metagenomic sequencing in water treatment facilities and aims to move into the microbiome testing space.
The researchers found that protocols that use random sequence adapters as opposed to fixed sequence adapters have less bias in small RNA sequencing.
The researchers developed a protocol for dengue and chikungunya virus detection, which they plan to continue to test for outbreak monitoring and diagnostics.
In Science this week: International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium publishes the bread wheat cultivar Chinese Spring reference genome, and more.
At his FDA Law Blog, Jeffrey Gibbs discusses FDA's technical assistance for the draft Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act.
The New York Times reports that genetic testing has uncovered unfaithful penguins at a Utah aquarium.
Cancer researcher loses funding under new Wellcome Trust anti-bullying policies, the Guardian reports.