Case Western Reserve University

The five-year award will provide funding for researchers to investigate genetic determinants of Barrett's Esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma.

The assay analyzes a digital image of tumor tissue sample to identify ER-positive breast cancer patients who are candidates for adjuvant chemotherapy.

The method detects somatic copy number alterations in whole-exome datasets without requiring input from users and irrespective of sequencing platform. 

The tests will use PGT's VeriTag technology in order to detect drug-resistant mutations at the .1 percent level. 

University Hospitals' Deepgen HIV assay will use Advanced Biological Laboratories' DeepChek software to help monitor drug resistance and minority variants in HIV strains. 

Four projects have received funding from the NIH, including a proteomics-directed study targeting Mycobacterium tuberculosis and an NCI multi-site prospective study of glioma patients.

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The school is also planning to establish and RNA core facility to give investigators campus-wide access to instrumentation and RNA-analysis expertise that is currently unavailable.

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CNBC reports that Amazon invested in the startup Grail as it sees an opportunity for its cloud computing company in genomics.

Lawrence Krauss writes at Slate that science is needed for good public policy and should not be ignored.

Researchers are working on re-making the yeast genome from scratch, according to the Associated Press.

In Cell this week: functional profiling of Plasmodium genome, a self-inactivating rabies virus, and more.