The group believes that being able to track ctDNA changes down to the lowest possible levels may be necessary for liquid biopsy to monitor treatment in early-stage cancers.
The partners are working under NIAAA grants to identify genetic markers to help predict response to the drug acamprosate, which is used as a treatment for alcoholism.
The partners will use the GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler to identify new biomarkers in high-risk breast cancer and the nCounter to evaluate leukemia fusion testing.
Data from MMRF's Immune Atlas will be included in its recently launched CureCloud, a registry of clinical, genomic, and EHR data from multiple myeloma patients.
Regeneron is covering the cost of the sequencing and genotyping, and both partners will have access to the data for research purposes.
Exact Sciences and the Mayo Clinic are working to develop a blood test for pancreatic cancer that might be able to diagnose patients with early-stage disease.
By profiling hereditary risk variants in women with breast cancer, researchers hope to lay the foundation for future genetic testing programs in the Caribbean country.
With 10,000 of Mayo's patients now sequenced for 77 genes, a subset of this information is being used to inform care while the bulk of the data is spurring research projects.
Newsweek discusses the privacy issues raised by digital medicine.
The test will leverage next-generation sequencing to sequence PCR amplicons of the UL54 and UL97 genes in which drug resistance with CMV has been associated.
Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.
A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.
Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.
In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.