Investigators shared data at an oncology meeting last week, showing that the test has high sensitivity and specificity in a blinded case-control cohort that included early-stage tumors.
In PNAS this week: de novo NUS1 mutations linked to Parkinson's disease risk, candidate hepatocellular carcinoma drivers, and more.
The company has developed a technology for isolating cancer DNA in urine along with specialized PCR assays to identify biomarkers that it believes will offer more accurate and sensitive detection of hepatocellular carcinoma.
The companies will use Ymir's urine extracellular vesicle technology and OHSU's Proteomics Shared Resource to develop biomarkers for hepatocellular carcinoma.
Using sequences from hepatocellular carcinomas in Asia, researchers identified numerous cases with mutation signatures linked to aristolochic acid exposure.
In PNAS this week: sand rat genome assembly, algorithm for human leukocyte antigen typing from short-read data, and more.
Researchers combined a microfluidic technology called the CTC-iChip with digital PCR to potentially improve cancer detection in hepatocellular carcinoma patients.
In PNAS this week: variation patterns in wheat lines, regulatory variation in Capsella grandiflora, and more.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: CHOPCHOP web tool update, human retina transcriptional atlas, and more.
In PLOS this week: DNA barcodes for identifying plants in herbal remedies, copy number and DNA methylation patterns in HBV-linked liver cancer, and more.
Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.
The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.
Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.
In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.