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Biomarker Discovery & Validation

News on biomarker discovery and validation for research and diagnostic use in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

The Dutch companies will use sequencing- and machine learning-based methods to quantify genomic instability-causing mutations in blood cells.

The partners are developing a new lab that will focus on research into protein biomarkers with medical, agricultural, and environmental applications.

The partners plan to employ Personalis' ImmunoID NeXT platform to investigate biomarkers of response and mechanisms of resistance to cancer therapies.

The company is hoping that the comprehensive solution will help bring on more pharma customers and offer extended opportunities for current users.

Hallmarks of the genetic disease, which can result in life-threatening cardiac complications, include progressive weakness and loss of heart muscle.

Nature News reports that gene therapy approaches are tackling sickle cell disease, but that the cost of treatment is a concern.

The Washington Post reports that a US Senate committee voted this week to approve the nomination of Stephen Hahn to lead the Food and Drug Administration.

One gene regulates hundreds of others to influence facial development, according to New Scientist.

In Nature this week: resources for single-cell analysis, little overlap in the microRNAs used by Salmonella and Shigella to infect host cells, and more.

Dec
10
Sponsored by
Congenica II

This webinar will discuss the use of next-generation sequencing and an optimized variant interpretation workflow to increase diagnostic yield in complex clinical cases.

Dec
17
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

This webinar will review how liquid biopsy can be considered as an alternative and non-invasive method to tissue biopsy for cancer molecular characterization.

Dec
19
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar will provide a first-hand look at how a clinical lab evolved its tumor profiling workflow from a targeted panel approach toward comprehensive genomic profiling.