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Orion Genomics Teams up with Johns Hopkins Researcher to Develop DNA Methylation-Based Colon Cancer Dx

NEW YORK, June 7 (GenomeWeb News) - Orion Genomics and researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will collaborate to develop a molecular diagnostic test for colon cancer, the company said today.


Under the partnership, Andrew Feinberg, a professor of medicine, molecular biology and genetics, and oncology at Hopkinswill map DNA methylation patterns in cancerous and normal colon tissues using Orion's MethylScope technology.


Orion plans to use the methylation patterns to develop a new type molecular diagnostic test for colon cancer.

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.