Cancer may offer greater reassurance than any other disease area to pharmaceutical companies leery of using new pharmacogenomics technology in drug discovery, according to an AstraZeneca cancer specialist.

And why shouldn’t it? The global market for cancer drugs is poised to triple over the next seven years to more than $64 billion. Drugs like Gleevec and Herceptin have taken pioneering strides in personalized medicine, and the unique specter of cancer tends to encourage regulatory agencies to grant pharmas greater incentive to develop new drugs.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.

Oct
23
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PerkinElmer

This webinar will address a range of methods for optimizing small RNA library preparation.

Nov
05
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Sophia Genetics

With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.

Nov
29
Sponsored by
Schott

This webinar will discuss how understanding the relative performance characteristics of glass and polymer substrates for in vitro diagnostic applications such as microarrays and microfluidics can help to optimize diagnostic performance.