Feinberg School of Medicine

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a blood-based biomarker assay of clinical depression.

Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Chicago have demonstrated in a new study that droplet-based digital PCR offers the ability to detect BCR-ABL1 fusion transcripts with a lower limit of detection and quantification than currently used quantitative PCR

A new study that used the resources of the eMERGE consortium found electronic medical records can be used to identify patients by phenotype for use in genetics research.

The researchers found that genetic ancestry could provide a better method of assessing potential lung function than current standard benchmarks, such as self-reported race or ethnicity.

The ontology will facilitate the connection of genetic, clinical, and genomic data from multiple databases and datasets from the perspective of human disease.

The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.