NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – BioAge Labs, an early-stage drug discovery firm, recently raised $10.9 million to develop therapies that could extend a person's lifespan.

The Berkeley, California-based company has also partnered with the Estonian Genome Center to access various data related to long-lived individuals in the northern European country, which has enabled BioAge to craft bioinformatic tools that it claims can identify the molecular signatures of aging.

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The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.

Feb
22
Sponsored by
SeraCare

This webinar will walk through key considerations and helpful guidelines to accelerate next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based clinical genomics assay validation for less money and greater confidence in results.

Feb
27
Sponsored by
Congenica

In this webinar, Jill Viles, an Iowa mother with no clinical training, shares her story of how she self-diagnosed her rare condition, a muscle-wasting disease caused by a mutation in the LMNA gene. She will also discuss how she discovered that a mutation in the same gene is the underlying cause for the excess muscle phenotype exhibited by Canadian Olympic hurdler Priscilla Lopes-Schliep. 

Mar
08
Sponsored by
Swift Biosciences

This webinar will discuss an optimized protocol for methyl-CpG binding domain sequencing (MBD-seq), which enables comprehensive, adequately powered, and cost-effective large-scale methylome-wide association studies (MWAS) of almost all 28 million CpG sites in the genome.

Apr
03
Sponsored by
Dovetail Genomics

Proximity ligation technology generates multi-dimensional next-generation sequencing data that is proving to solve unmet needs in genomic research.