Autoimmune Disease

News on research and diagnostics in autoimmune disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and more.

The new company will develop microbiome diagnostics for multiple indications including inflammatory bowel disease and liver disorders.

The researchers plan to profile patients with both Adaptive Biotechnologies' ImmunoSeq platform and 10x Genomics' single-cell immune repertoire profiling technology. 

The firm's recent funding round will support its CLIA-certified laboratory that opened last year and the launch of its first RNA-based diagnostic test.

The algorithm identifies proteins in blood samples taken after bone marrow transplants that predict patients at risk for severe graft-versus-host disease.

The project aims to elucidate markers of response and non-response to current treatment regimens, and to identify new therapies.

Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.