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Daniel MacArthur gives us the lowdown from AGBT, the annual sequencing bonanza. While there's a lot of good data being presented, the overarching theme is the evolving battle between third-gen sequencing companies, he says at Genetic Future. Illumina said in a presentation early in the week that they'd be able to "routinely generate 95 Gb (that's 95 billion bases, the equivalent of 30 human genomes) of DNA sequence per run" by the end of the year.

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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.

Apr
25
Sponsored by
Agilent

 This webinar will share details from a study at the Saint-Antoine Research Center, Sorbonne University to test the feasibility of a high-sensitivity, clone-specific strategy for evaluating minimal residual disease (MRD) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). 

Apr
26
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

In this webinar, the second in the “New Frontiers in Liquid Biopsy Research” series, Luca Quagliata, Senior Consultant in the Molecular Pathology Unit at University Hospital Basel, will share two specific unmet needs within his lab’s liquid biopsy research that led to the eventual evaluation, adoption, and implementation of the latest liquid biopsy Oncomine NGS solutions from Thermo Fisher.

May
01
Sponsored by
Horizon Discovery

This webinar will provide an in-depth case study demonstrating how reference standards can be used to develop and validate circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA)-based assays.

May
03
Sponsored by
Canon BioMedical

This webinar will introduce new technologies that enable multidimensional measurements from single cells to obtain a more complete picture of a cell’s phenotype and gene expression.