Princess Margaret Hospital Liquid Biopsy Startup Adela Launches With $60M Series A Financing Round The Toronto-based company will use the funding to commercialize its cell-free DNA methylation sequencing technology as an early cancer detection test. Researchers Aim to Improve Lynch Syndrome Testing With Genetic-Epigenetic Combination Method Premium The sequencing test involves a single library preparation that is then split for parallel analysis of promoter methylation, MSI calculation, and gene mutation detection. Researchers Turn Methylated DNA Profiling Method Towards Prenatal Testing Applications Premium At the ASHG 2020 virtual meeting, researchers presented data showing they could use the method to enrich for placental DNA in maternal plasma samples. Brain, Kidney Cancer Studies Lay Path for Clinical Application of Epigenetic Liquid Biopsy Method Premium Investigators reported that methylation profiling could distinguish brain cancer subtypes and could detect kidney cancer with striking sensitivity in early experiments. Prostate Cancer Methylation Levels Linked to Regulatory Variants in Germline Researchers identified variants in the germline that appear to influence DNA methylation levels in prostate cancer tumors or in precancerous tissues. Feb 7, 2019 Cancer-Associated Circular RNAs Catalogued Across Tumor Types Feb 4, 2019 Genome Canada, Partners Award $42.6M in Genomics, Informatics Research Funding Nov 21, 2018 Immunoprecipitation Method Could Improve Epigenetic Early Cancer Detection Tests Premium Nov 14, 2018 Methylation-Based Cancer Early Detection Method Shows Promise in Preliminary Studies Nov 5, 2018 Metastatic Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Forged by Epic Sciences, Canadian Consortium Nov 1, 2017 Study Highlights Molecular Changes in Tumor-Neighboring Tissue in Breast Cancer Patients Oct 24, 2017 Cancer Drug Response Linked to Transcript Isoform Markers Oct 5, 2017 Ontario OCTANE Genomic Data-Sharing Study Kicks Into Gear Premium Aug 4, 2017 Brain Tumors in Childhood Cancer Survivors Reveal Radiation-Induced Mutations May 25, 2017 Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Launches Translational Research Programs May 11, 2017 Multiple Myeloma Study Suggests Circulating DNA Test Complements Bone Marrow Testing Jan 9, 2017 Aggressive Prostate Cancer Harbors Genomic Patterns Dec 7, 2016 Signature of 17 Genes Could Predict Prognosis in AML Patients Nov 23, 2016 Few Cancer Patients With Tumor Profiles Enter Genotype-Matched Trials, But Response Rate is Higher May 13, 2016 Colorectal Cancer Patients' Cetuximab Response Can Be Discerned From FCGR2A Genotype Premium Nov 6, 2015 AACR Launches International Genomic, Clinical Data Sharing Project for Cancer Nov 17, 2014 SickKids, UHN Pilot New Cloud Infrastructure for Healthcare Jun 6, 2012 Survey of Canadian Cancer Patients Reveals Their Willingness to Pay for PGx Tests Premium Apr 12, 2012 Princess Margaret Foundation Seeks $1B for Personalized Cancer Programs Aug 3, 2011 In Pilot Study, OICR Aims to Validate PacBio RS for Targeted Sequencing of Cancer Patients Premium Load More Breaking News Children With Autism May Have Underdeveloped Gut Microbiomes, Metagenomic Analysis Finds Kiromic BioPharma Acquires InSilico Solutions Bio-Rad Laboratories, 10x Genomics Settle IP Lawsuits, Sign Global Cross-Licensing Agreement Scope Fluidics Obtains CE Mark for PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Panel MeMed COVID-19 Prognostic Test Receives CE Mark ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR IP to Japan SLC The Scan Dropped Charges The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal. More Kids The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children. PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more. Purnell Choppin Dies Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.