NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Seres Therapeutics announced today that it has formed a multi-year strategic alliance with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) to discover and develop microbiome drugs that improve cancer therapies.

Specifically, the partners will use bacteria from the human microbiome to prevent transplant-related infections and graft-versus-host disease in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)-based cancer treatment. They also hope to increase the safety and efficacy of checkpoint inhibitor-based cancer immunotherapeutics.

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Nov
02
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar will discuss the benefits of using unique molecular indices to overcome some challenges associated with next-generation sequencing panels.

Dec
05
Sponsored by
Agilent Technologies

This webinar will discuss a molecular barcode-based error correction method that enables combined mutation detection and DNA copy number profiling through circulating tumor DNA sequencing.