Imperial College London Imperial College London, Moredun Research Developing Silicon-Based Test for Infectious Disease Screening Premium The researchers believe that their prototype could be the basis of a portable, point-of-care testing platform that would enable rapid testing anywhere. UK Team Enhances Real-Time PCR Multiplexing Using Data Analytics Premium The new method incorporates analysis of the amplification and melt curves and was used to create a single-channel nonaplex test using intercalating dye. Single-Cell Transcriptome Atlas of the Human Heart Highlights Heterogeneity Using transcription data from cells and nuclei, the researchers uncovered heterogeneity within cardiac cells and mapped them to particular regions of the heart. SkylineDx, Imperial College London, UCSD Partner to Develop Kawasaki Disease Test The test is based on 13 genes that form a gene signature in the blood of children with Kawasaki disease, and it enables KD to be distinguished from other diseases. GnomAD Consortium Details Range of Human Genetic Variation From Large Dataset The collection of more than 125,000 exomes and 15,000 genomes has enabled an analysis of loss-of-function variants, may help diagnose rare disease, and guide drug development. Apr 29, 2020 UK's DnaNudge Prepares Cartridge-Based PCR Test for COVID-19 Testing Premium Mar 12, 2020 DIAMONDS Project Using New Classification Approach to Develop Rapid Infectious Disease Tests Premium Feb 18, 2020 Polygenic Risk Score Studies Suggest Conventional Heart Disease Prediction Methods Still Preferable Jan 20, 2020 Multi-Disease Diagnostic Platform Project Receives €22.5M in EU Funding Sep 24, 2019 CareDx, NanoString Collaborate to Develop Organ Transplant Rejection Test Sep 11, 2019 Strep A Sequences Point to Potential Scarlet Fever Culprit in the UK Sep 4, 2019 Body Mass Index Influenced by Different Genetic Factors During Infancy, Later in Life Mar 19, 2019 Oxford Biodynamics Joins UK Prostate Cancer Screening Trial Jan 30, 2019 Computational Tool Speeds Up Bacterial ID, Surveillance Using Whole-Genome Sequencing Premium Nov 29, 2018 Nanopore Platform Developers Aim to Bring Multiplex MDx Testing to Point of Care Premium Nov 1, 2018 Chronic Infection Genetic Risk Loci Point to Immune, Metabolic Pathways Jun 27, 2018 Dual RNA Sequencing Enables Host-Pathogen Transcriptome Analysis of Uncomplicated, Severe Malaria Nov 1, 2017 Natera Joins UK Longitudinal Breast Cancer Liquid Biopsy Study Jan 30, 2017 UK Biobank Dataset Reveals More Than 100 Genetic Loci Linked to Blood Pressure Dec 13, 2016 Epilepsy Expression Network Defined by Systems Analysis Sep 19, 2016 UK Opening Five New DNA Synthesis Foundries to Support National Research Premium Aug 26, 2016 Preeclampsia Pathway Complexity Uncovered by Expression Meta-Analysis May 5, 2016 MRSA Genomes Scrutinized for Clues to Routine Surveillance Feb 22, 2016 Desktop Genetics, Imperial College London Receive $430K Grant to Build CRISPR Software Feb 17, 2016 Analysis of Blood Fluke Genomes Indicates Parasite Arrived in New World With Slave Trade Load More Breaking News Lander, Collins Offer Vision for Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health LetsGetChecked Partners With California Department of Public Health for COVID-19 Sequencing BTIG Initiates Coverage of Berkeley Lights With Buy Rating Quest Diagnostics to Offer Biocept's Target Selector NGS Lung Cancer Test Novacyt 2020 Revenues Surge on Strong Demand for SARS-CoV-2 Testing Products Leidos Wins CDC Bioinformatics Contract Worth up to $13M The Scan Could Cost Billions NBC News reports that the new Alzheimer's disease drug from Biogen could cost Medicare in the US billions of dollars. Not Quite Sent The Biden Administration likely won't meet its goal of sending 80 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad by the end of the month, according to the Washington Post. DTC Regulation Proposals A new report calls on UK policymakers to review direct-to-consumer genetic testing regulations, the Independent reports. PNAS Papers on Mosquito MicroRNAs, Acute Kidney Injury, Trichothiodystrophy In PNAS this week: microRNAs involved in Aedes aegypti reproduction, proximal tubule cell response to kidney injury, and more.