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Next-generation sequencing is steadily gaining acceptance in the healthcare community, but even ardent supporters of the technology cautioned at a recent conference that the approach should not be considered a silver bullet that can solve all previously intractable medical cases,

Meridian Bioscience's Illumigene nucleic acid amplification test for Streptococcus pyogenes, or Group A Streptococcus, has a clinical sensitivity of 99 percent and specificity of 99.6 percent when compared to the diagnostic gold standard of culture and discrepan

As next-generation sequencing is increasingly being adopted in the clinic to help diagnose rare disorders in children, two early adopters — the Medical College of Wisconsin and Baylor College of Medicine — recently provided updates on their experiences with the approach, highligh

The Medical College of Wisconsin is in the preliminary stages of planning a $60 million public/private partnership with the BloodCenter of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee aimed at figuring out how to implement clinical sequencing within a mid-sized hospital system,

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Abbott said this week that it will expand the current CE-IVD product labeling for its Vysis ALK Break Apart FISH Probe Kit, allowing the test to be marketed in the European Union as a companion diagnostic.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute plan to use a $4.3 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study a number of genes that may be involved in type 1 diabetes.

SAN FRANCISCO — Among the many challenges of implementing a clinical sequencing pipeline for diagnostics or to guide treatment, the actual sequencing step is quickly becoming a minor consideration, according to a number of speakers at Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Clinical Gen

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The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.

According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic.

The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.

In Science this week: single-cell lineage tracing technique applied to study lung cancer metastasis, and more.