The results suggest that targeted treatments used in rare epilepsies might also work in a portion of patients with common forms of the disease.
The software takes somatic mutation profiles from individual patients as input and uses them to prioritize relevant mutations and potential treatments.
Investigators will compare results using Biocept's platform in cerebrospinal fluid to current standard methods for diagnosing leptomeningeal metastases.
Under the PIPseq program, Columbia University researchers sequenced the exome, transcriptome, or a gene panel in tumors of 101 high-risk pediatric cancer patients.
The funding is part of the NHGRI Genome Technology Program, which promotes new methods, technology, and instruments for sequencing and functional genomics.
Seeq has much in common with DNA.Land, launched last year, but targets individuals who have not used services from direct-to-consumer testing companies
The Irving Institute, a CUMC partnership with New York-Presbyterian, will fund its precision medicine program and the development of new therapies.
Columbia University settles a civil fraud lawsuit that said it improperly used its on-campus indirect cost rate when seeking reimbursement for more than 400 grants.
Through exome sequencing, researchers have uncovered a new neurodevelopmental syndrome and the gene behind it.
Researchers sequenced and analyzed the negative-sense RNA tilapia lake virus, implicated in large die-offs of farmed and wild tilapia in Israel and Ecuador.
The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.
The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.
New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.
In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.