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

Since the mutations are only found in a subset of patients' blood cells, the disorder, called VEXAS, might be treatable with a bone marrow transplant.

Researchers reported shared and distinct genetic contributors to systemic lupus erythematosus in individuals with African or European ancestry.

The funding will help the San Francisco-based firm apply low-depth NGS as it builds diagnostic tests to aid therapy selection in more diverse populations.

Researchers profiled T cells in the cerebrospinal fluid of healthy individuals and multiple sclerosis patients using single-cell RNA-seq and T cell receptor sequencing.

Ambry will provide RNA sequencing for Scipher's PrismRA blood test to predict response to TNF inhibitor therapies in rheumatoid arthritis patients.

The Washington Post reports that US states and territories are seeking more funding for the distribution of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

The strain now accounts for about 80 percent of cases in Wales and Scotland, and about half of cases in England, the Guardian reports.

A new study suggests that using CRISPR to edit human embryonic DNA can lead to the loss of whole chromosomes, as the Associated Press reports.

In Science this week: ancient dog genomes highlight long ties with humans, genomic analysis of 40,000-year-old early East Asian individual, and more.

Nov
09
Sponsored by
Akoya Biosciences

Most recent single-cell and spatial biology studies have focused on the network of interactions between different cell types and their spatial context. 

Nov
10
Sponsored by
LGC

The COVID-19 pandemic created a paradigm shift in modern healthcare, where regulations, protocols, and mindsets had to be reworked in just a matter of months to keep up with the pace of the virus.

Nov
17
Sponsored by
ACD

Circular RNAs (circRNAs) have recently gained substantial attention in the cancer research field where most, including the putative oncogene ciRS-7 (CDR1as), have been proposed to function as competitive endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs) by “sponging” specific microRNAs.

Dec
01
Sponsored by
Roche

Management of viral infections is critical to prevent severe morbidities and consequences in immune-suppressed transplant patients.