Beth Israel Deaconess

With discovery and replication meta-analyses on data for more than 100,000 individuals, researchers identified variants that influence lean mass near five genes.

Through prospective pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma testing, researchers saw germline mutations in new genes and in cases outside of current germline testing criteria.

The company is preparing a blood-based test for early-stage pancreatic cancer that it hopes to have on the market by 2019.

The prospective multi-site research study aims to determine the mutation prevalence of pancreatic cancer patients with a hereditary predisposition to the disease.

The researchers are following up on earlier NIH-funded work examining microRNAs as potential indicators of clinical outcomes of heart disease patients.

Six out of 61 miRNAs in a prospective cardiovascular disease study could be reliably measured from plasma samples after more than a dozen years in liquid nitrogen.

Using epigenetic data, expression profiles, gene editing, and more, researchers uncovered interactions in fat precursor cells that may explain FTO's role in obesity.

Using Quanterix's Simoa technology, the group developed assays to detect C. diff toxins with a high degree of sensitivity and specificity.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Jackson Laboratory and Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have partnered to launch clinical genomics initiatives targeting new diagnostics and treatments and collaborative genomic education programs, Jackson Lab said on Monday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cancer Genetics and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have partnered to study genomic biomarkers in non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients and correlate those markers with clinical outcomes, CGI said today.

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Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.