Close Menu

Johns Hopkins

Researchers used exome and targeted sequencing to find alterations affecting KRAS and other cancer driver genes in a subset of deep infiltrating endometriosis samples.

John Littlefield Dies

John Littlefield, a pediatrician and geneticist, has died, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Johns Hopkins University researchers have developed a method called targeted error correction sequencing, or TEC-Seq, to increase liquid biopsy sensitivity.

Such analyses can help researchers pinpoint how various cancers evolve and determine the best kinds of tests to use to find certain disease information.

Speakers at the conference's opening plenary showed how their work in cancer research fit into the broad theme of 'Discover, Predict, Prevent, Treat.'

Qiagen will commercialize its research-use-only AdnaTest to detect AR-V7 from liquid biopsies to investigate resistance to drugs for advanced prostate cancer.

The technology, called Tunr, involves targeting translation elongation by introducing consecutive adenosine nucleotides into a gene coding sequence of interest.

The researchers also reported that the percentage of mutations attributable to replication errors, environmental exposures, and heredity varied by organ.

With new research and commercial test launches, clincians anticipate exciting new tools but judging quality and utility has become challenging.

The legal battle began last fall when LabCorp subsidiary Esoterix and Johns Hopkins University sued Myriad alleging infringement of four patents. 

Pages

The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.