A team led by National Eye Institute researchers picked out B3GLCT and BLOC1S1 as the most plausible target genes in an age-related macular degeneration analysis.
Researchers identified PTEN mutations, MAP kinase pathway alterations, and other features linked to anti-PD-1 response in individuals with the brain cancer.
The five-year deal, which is being funded by UCB, will focus in particular on epilepsy patients who do not respond to currently available treatments.
The Shenzhen, China-based BGI subsidiary plans to expand its business to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and other countries.
Last week, GenomeWeb's readers were most interested in Foundation Medicine's VA contract to provide genomic profiling to eligible veterans with advanced cancer.
The deal expands Lonza's portfolio of hematopoietic cell lines, including mobilized peripheral blood progenitor cells, for research applications.
Researchers prioritized schizophrenia risk SNPs from genome-wide association studies and used functional genomics to find transcription factor-disrupting risk SNPs.
The company will use proceeds to support commercialization of its lung cancer liquid biopsy test, and to fund studies to cement reimbursement and adoption.
Biocept is offering 6.25 million shares of its common stock and warrants to purchase up to 6.25 million shares of the common stock at a combined price $1.20 per share and warrant.
Revenues from mass cytometry instruments, consumables, and service increased 48 percent to $19.1 million from $12.9 million in Q4 2017.
The firm recognized revenues in fiscal Q1 2019 of $11.5 million, driven by rapid growth in its NGS products as well as its synthetic biology business.
Invitae and Tulane University researchers found 37 percent of patients with positive germline results were not covered by testing guidelines in place at the time.
The assay is designed to detect ribosomal RNA from four clinically relevant Babesia species and runs on the company's Procleix Panther system.
Researchers used exome capture RNA sequencing to come up with a collection of circRNAs in dozens of cancer types, including proposed prostate cancer markers.
The firm used about $38.8 million on Feb. 1 to repay all outstanding principal, interest, related fees, and other obligations under an existing loan agreement.
The firms will cooperatively promote Indica's HALO image analysis tools with Fluidigm's Hyperion imaging mass cytometry platform and related products.
Based on the results, the UAE-based lab would become Biocept's first customer to use the kits clinically, accepting samples from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
The kit, which was launched today, leverages real-time RT-PCR technology to detect and quantify hepatitis C virus-specific RNA with genotypes 1 to 6.
BioMérieux will adapt Invisible Sentinel's Veriflow DNA signature capturing technology on its Gene-Up system for food pathogen detection.
Alliance Global will distribute Mawi's iSWAB biosampling technologies to the Middle East, Africa, and parts of Central and South Asia.
Gencove, a New York Genome Center spinout, will provide its low-pass sequencing solution to Onegevity's multi-omic artificial intelligence platform and services.
Two independent teams described potential roles for gut microbes, and the compounds they produce, in schizophrenia, depression, and mental quality of life.
Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.
A WHO panel is calling for a global registry of human germline gene-editing projects, according to Stat News.
Vox writes that lab mishaps involving pathogens are quite common.
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