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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An Australian research team has proposed that methylation landscape shifts, and corresponding physical and chemical changes to DNA, may serve as the basis for an assay for multiple cancer types.

"Virtually every piece of cancerous DNA we examined had this highly predictable pattern," corresponding author Matt Trau, a researcher with the University of Queensland's Center for Personalized Nanomedicine, said in a statement, calling it a "starting discovery."

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University of Idaho researchers model the scientific discovery process to examine the link between reproducibility and scientific truth.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.

May
22
Sponsored by
Stilla

This webinar will outline the entire liquid biopsy workflow from cell-free DNA isolation to mutation detection by Crystal Digital PCR with the Naica System from Stilla Technologies.

Jun
13
Sponsored by
Roche

Ribosomal ribonucleic acid (rRNA) accounts for up to 99 percent of the total RNA depending on the cell type. 

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.