Recent advancements in long-read sequencing are enabling researchers to study full-length mRNA isoforms at the single-cell level.
Funded by the Lustgarten Foundation, the researchers plan to analyze 400-plus pancreatic cancer samples to study the genetic changes linked to the disease.
Long-read sequencing featured prominently in many of the talks at this year's Advances in Genome Biology and Technology meeting.
Liver Cancer Detection Score Developed With Machine Learning Analysis of Blood Plasma DNA Fragments
Researchers used machine learning to come up with a cell-free DNA 'fragmentome'-based score for finding hepatocellular carcinoma cases from blood plasma samples.
The company is aiming to launch clinical testing services by the second half of next year, using a high-sensitivity, patient-personalized assay technology.