Keck School of Medicine

The Hologic-funded model predicted co-testing would lead to a lifetime savings of $39 per woman, with high cancer detection sensitivity and fewer false positive results.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — A public-private team led by researchers at the Keck Graduate Institute of Life Sciences has been awarded just over $600,000 by the National Institutes of Health for the first year of a four-year project to further develop its point-of-care nucleic acid testing platform for

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cancer Genetics today said that it will collaborate with a researcher at Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California to identify genomic markers of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

WaferGen Biosystems and collaborators in the laboratory of Jo Vandesompele at the University of Ghent have developed a PCR-based target enrichment workflow using WaferGen's SmartChip real-time PCR system, the company said this week.

The grant will help USC spinout Pivotal Biosciences, which was co-founded by researcher Alan Epstein, push the immunotherapy through to clinical trials — a task that would otherwise be near impossible for the company due to a dearth of private funding caused by the recent financial meltdown.

For labs looking to complement — and, in some cases, replace — gene expression microarrays with RNA-seq, data analysis remains a major hurdle.

American and British researchers assessed DNA methylation patterns in colorectal cancers from a dozen patients to try to understand clonal expansion and cancer stem cell patterns in these tumors.

The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.