PositiveID will issue $4 million in senior secured convertible promissory notes to institutional investor Dominion Capital, the firm announced today.
The Clinical Genome Resource has launched GenomeConnect, an online portal for patients to voluntarily contribute their de-identified genotypic and phenotypic information to publicly available genomic databases.
Point-of-care testing, automation, and panelization of nucleic acid amplification testing are the future of the clinical lab ― and will likely change how labs and clinicians relate.
Officials said the firm remains confident in its HBV drug despite investors' negative reaction to Phase IIa data.
The researchers discovered mutations in essentially the same genes and came to very similar conclusions with regard to the increased cancer risk.
The method may be deployed as part of the Broad's collaboration with Illumina and USAID to study Ebola in some West African countries hit by the outbreak.
The National Institutes of Health plans to fund a coordination center to facilitate the replication phase of the Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project.
The Singapore Agency for Science and Technology Research has launched a new Diagnostics Development Hub to help develop and commercialize diagnostic tests.
Researchers said that if the method is further validated it may help advance personalized cancer vaccines.
Data presented at AMP compares clinical performance of InVitae's next-generation sequencing-based hereditary cancer risk test compared to BRCA1/2 testing alone.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: multi-omic characterization of lung cancer lines, open-access database of dog and wolf SNPs, and more.
The firm now expects to incure less debt than previously anticipated in helping to pay for its $12.2 billion acquisition of CareFusion.
Scientists have identified patterns of gene expression that can diagnose endometriosis, using machine learning to analyze transcriptome data obtained from microarray testing of uterine tissue.
Researchers have sequenced and characterized the centipede Strigamia maritima genome, getting a glimpse of arthropod evolution and adaptation to land.
UPDATE: Undercover Assessment of Five Commercial NIPT Labs Points to Need for Better Quality Control
Three out of five commercial noninvasive prenatal testing laboratories reported normal results in samples from women who were not even pregnant, suggesting a need for better quality standards.
Separate research teams from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Stanford University have received $200,000 grants from the Nvidia Foundation to apply computational methods to cancer research