The study is the first published data of BGI's desktop sequencer, BGISEQ-500, which German researchers are studying for use in evaluating microRNA biomarkers.
The researchers will sequence the genomes and transcriptomes of 250 breast cancer patients in the first phase, returning information from 16 actionable genes.
Partners in the iHope program expect to sequence the genomes of 100 patients and parents in the first year who could not otherwise afford it.
The genomic sequencing firm will use the financing to support growth in both the research and clinical NGS market.
The team will use the new research grant to further develop the Stockholm3 prostate cancer test and to design follow-on diagnostics to help treat patients with the disease.
Biomedical research projects are generating a ton of data that still needs to be analyzed, NPR reports.
Theranos is retiring some of its board members, including Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, Business Insider reports.
The heads of 29 scientific societies and some 2,300 researchers call on President-elect Donald Trump to rely on and support science in two separate letters.
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