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.

Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

In Genome Biology this week: approach to analyze alternative polyadenylation, algorithm to predict transcriptomic structural variations, and more.