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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team of researchers from Pfizer, the University of Glasgow, and Oxford BioDynamics have developed a new method to discern who will respond poorly to methotrexate, a drug sold by Pfizer that is commonly used to treat people with onset rheumatoid arthritis.

The effort, which relied on Oxford BioDynamics' EpiSwitch platform, resulted in an assay that researchers believe could be developed into a test to guide therapy selection for patients.

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Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.

Apr
30
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will discuss novel long-read transcript sequencing (LRTseq) methods for transcriptome annotation that could increase the efficiency and accuracy of future sequencing projects.

May
14
Sponsored by
Isoplexis

This webinar will discuss cutting-edge single-cell approaches to discover biomarkers that could elucidate the mechanism of a variety of autoimmune disorders as well as autoimmune and inflammatory reactions to immunotherapies.  

Jun
17
Sponsored by
Illumina

This webinar will provide an overview of polygenic risk scores, which aggregate dozens of genetic variants that have been linked to disease risk in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) into a single score.