myelodysplastic syndrome

Individuals with higher-than-usual mutant allele frequencies after stem cell transplantation were prone to disease progression and reduced progression-free survival.

The working group reviewed data to identify a minimum of 34 commonly mutated genes that should be included in pan-myeloid targeted panels.

Researchers identified mutations present prior to allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation that coincided with MDS survival and relapse.

The firm said its Focus::Myeloid NGS-based panel for myeloid malignancies provides information for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and risk stratification of patients.

The study expands on the known genetic subtypes, shows that they are correlated with clinical outcome, and paves the way for better subtype-driven patient management. 

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: decreased DOCK4 expression in myelodysplastic syndromes plus anemia, hepatitis A evolution, and more.

Researchers sequenced samples from hundreds of individuals with aplastic anemia to narrow in on somatic mutation and clonal evolution patterns in the disease.

The 95-gene test is for detecting leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, and myeloproliferative disorders and can return results in less than one week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Moffitt Cancer Center and M2Gen today said they have been awarded a seven-year, $7.3 million contract from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to coordinate a central laboratory and biorepository for research into myelodysplastic syndromes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cancer Genetics today announced a collaboration with Columbia University researchers to identify more accurate diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for myelodysplastic syndromes.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.