Chinese University of Hong Kong Children With Autism May Have Underdeveloped Gut Microbiomes, Metagenomic Analysis Finds The researchers are now developing a PCR-based diagnostic tool to evaluate the markers they found in a larger, independent cohort and across different populations. Science Reviews How Non-Genetic DNA Features Expand Utility of Liquid Biopsies, Presents Study of Enzymes in DNA Methylation In Science this week: review discusses advances in liquid biopsies, and more. Hong Kong Team Develops Method to Improve PacBio Direct Cytosine Methylation Detection Premium The approach considers kinetic signals from the DNA polymerase used in PacBio sequencing, as well as the sequence context, to determine cytosine methylation sites. PNAS Papers on Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiac Injury Target, Viral Insertions, SMRT Methylation Profiling In PNAS this week: target to reduce chemotherapy-induced cardiac injury, tool finds ancient endogenous RNA viruses, and more. Nucleic Acids Research Papers on Coronavirus, Tumor Expression-Methylation, Microbiome Resources In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of coronavirus gene, pathway, and gene signature data; updates to MethHC database; and more. May 9, 2019 Hong Kong's Take2 to Commercialize Early Cancer Detection Test; Focus on Healthcare Informatics Premium May 6, 2019 Hong Kong Startup Licenses Nasopharyngeal Cancer Early Detection Technology From Grail Oct 29, 2018 DNA Fragment End Analysis Could Improve Liquid Biopsy May 15, 2018 Team Describes Early Detection Test for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma; Grail to Commercialize This Year Premium Aug 10, 2017 Cell-Free DNA Shows Promise for Nasopharyngeal Cancer Screening in Prospective Study May 31, 2017 Grail and Cirina Merge to Focus on Early Cancer Detection Dec 14, 2016 Noninvasive Prenatal Single-Gene Disease Testing to Benefit from Universal Method Premium Jun 16, 2016 Baylor, Chinese University of Hong Kong to Form Asian Center for Genetics Research Sep 21, 2015 Methylation Profiling of Cell-Free DNA Points to Tissue of Origin Premium Aug 25, 2015 CUHK Team Sequences Plasma DNA on MinIon, Demonstrating Feasibility of NIPT Premium Apr 29, 2014 Study Presents RNA Sequencing Approach for Profiling Fetal, Maternal Transcripts in Maternal Plasma Premium Oct 23, 2013 IP Watch: Hologic, Life Tech, Chinese U of Hong Kong, U of Toledo, IntegenX Win US Patents Premium Jul 31, 2013 Lo's Lab Publishes Non-invasive Prenatal Methylation Sequencing Method Premium May 8, 2013 IP Watch: UKMRC, Fujifilm, Life Techologies, 3M, Others Win US Patents Premium Oct 17, 2012 Lo Team Publishes Method for Whole-Genome Sequencing of Circulating Tumor DNA Premium Sep 13, 2012 Study Reveals Rice Genes Involved in Hybrid Sterility Jul 17, 2012 With Future of Roche NimbleGen Arrays in Question, Customers Bet on New Platforms Premium Jul 10, 2012 As More Labs Introduce Array-based Prenatal Dx Tests, Debate Rages over Indication, Platform Choice Premium May 30, 2012 Lo Team Finds Targeted, SNP-Based Approach for T21 Detection 'Less Robust' than Shotgun Sequencing Premium May 2, 2012 IP Watch: Cepheid, Illumina, DxNA, BioMerieux, Others Win US Patents Premium Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.