Clinical Sequencing

News on sequencing-based testing, NGS gene panels, & diagnostic exomes in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

With choice, real-time interpretation, low pricing, and education, Helix believes it may have cracked the formula for integrating genomics into people's daily lives.

The company aims to commercialize a sequencing instrument based on Helicos' technology and has secured orders from a Shanghai-based genomics startup.

Going forward, the company will focus on its wholly owned subsidiary Medicinal Genomics Corporation, which conducts cannabis genetics research.

The firms plan to focus on sample processing methods, workflow automation, algorithms, and database construction. 

Foundation Medicine's SmartTrials Precision Enrollment program will ID patients with HRAS mutant squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

Base-by-base ratcheting of DNA/RNA in a Y-shaped nanochannel
Identification of DNA fragments and structural variations
Compositions and methods for detecting allelic variants
Method of DNA sequencing by hybridisation
Method of sequence determination using sequence tags
Methods for high fidelity production of long nucleic acid molecules

The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.