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In a proof-of-principle study, Ohio State University researchers compared the nanopore sequencing assay to short-read sequencing and capillary electrophoresis.

The team will present the results to the US Food and Drug Administration as part of a 510(k) application in order to commercialize the technology with Biofluidica.

Researchers demonstrated the importance of integrating mutational and transcriptomic profiles to improve understanding of AML and MDS patients' prognosis.

An analysis found a 14 percent prevalence of germline cancer risk mutations and a 57 percent prevalence of variants of unknown significance.

Researchers compared single-cell transcriptomic and epigenetic profiles of healthy blood cells and leukemia samples to find a role for RUNX1 in disease.

The firm, a spin-out of Barts Cancer Institute, is developing a mass spec-based test for identifying AML patients likely to respond to the drug midostaurin.

In PNAS this week: cytotoxic CD4 T cell signature in supercentenarians, evolutionary history of beetles, and more.

The company's SpliceCore platform maps patient RNA sequencing data to a collection of over 5 million alternative splicing errors to pinpoint ones that cause disease.

Cytek believes the updated Aurora platform, which the company says can resolve 40 colors, may curb errors and costs for spectral analysis.

The single-cell genomics firm will collaborate with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on a targeted sequencing panel for MRD monitoring in AML.

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Gene editing could be an issue competitive sports need to address soon, four researchers from Arizona State University write at Slate.

A genetic alteration appears to increase heart failure risk among people of African descent, according to the Washington Post.

In his look back at the past decade, BuzzFeed News' Peter Aldhous writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing has led to "Facebook for genes."

In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more.