esophageal cancer

While analyzing paired-end sequencing data from esophageal cancer, University of Cambridge researchers uncovered a host of mobile element insertions in the tumors.

Mutations present in tissue from Barrett's esophagus may help predict progression to high-grade dysplasia or cancer.

Researchers identified three esophageal squamous cell carcinoma mutational signatures with genome or exome sequencing.

Survey results reflect strong penetration of Castle Biosciences' uveal melanoma test among specialists as the company plans a future focus on more prevalent diseases.

Caprion, Asuragen, and the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology join the consortium launched in 2013 to develop blood-based tests for the early detection of cancers.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cancer molecular diagnostics firm Castle Biosciences today said that it raised $11.8 million in a Series E financing round.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new company spun out of the National University of Singapore (NUS) launched today with a technology that it said can instantly provide a diagnosis for gastric and esophageal cancers during endoscopy.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The government of Ontario recently announced about C$7 million (US$6.7 million) in new funding for four large-scale genomics projects.

Molecular diagnostics company Diagnovus this week launched a real-time PCR-based assay to measure a patient's risk of developing a specific type of esophageal cancer from the condition Barrett's esophagus.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Metabolite-based diagnostic firm Matrix-Bio announced today it has signed an exclusive agreement with the Purdue Research Foundation to potentially develop cancer diagnostic tests based on Purdue University's technologies.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.