Rutgers Rutgers University Researchers Develop PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Assay to Detect All Known Variants Premium The test uses "sloppy molecular beacons" that melt off at different temperatures to determine the specific variant. Theralink Partners With George Mason, Rutgers Cancer Institute on Breast Cancer Test The test, developed at George Mason, measures HER2 activation in a breast cancer biopsy to help determine if a patient will respond to treatment. People in the News: Peer Schatz Board Appointments at Siemens, Centogene; More E. Coli Metabolic Gene Mutations Implicated in Antibiotic Resistance The mutations in these underappreciated noncanonical genes were overrepresented in the E. coli genomes, indicating they were clinically relevant. Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetic Risk Architecture Appears Distinct in African Americans Using whole-genome sequence data for thousands of African American individuals, researchers teased out ancestry effects on polygenic risk of the conditions. Feb 1, 2021 Interpace, Rutgers, Mass General Sign Deal for Pancreatic Cyst Risk Assessment Biomarker Aug 19, 2020 Rutgers Completes $44.4M Spinout of RUCDR Infinite Biologics Jul 29, 2020 Saliva Samples Slow to Catch On for Large-Scale Coronavirus Testing Premium Apr 29, 2020 COVID-19 Testing Could Get Boost From Alternative Sample Types Premium Apr 20, 2020 Addressing Coronavirus Testing Bottleneck, Scientists Turn to RNA-Extraction-Free PCR Apr 13, 2020 Rutgers Gets FDA EUA for Modified Thermo Fisher Coronavirus Assay for Use With Saliva Samples Feb 21, 2020 Horizon Aims to Build Unique Portfolio of Gene Editing Tools While Avoiding IP Woes Premium Jan 14, 2020 Rutgers Licenses Base Editing Tech to Horizon Discovery Nov 4, 2019 RCSB Protein Data Bank Lands $34.5M in Federal Grants Oct 14, 2019 CureDuchenne, UC Irvine, RUCDR Partner on Muscular Dystrophy Biobank Jan 28, 2019 Horizon Discovery, Rutgers Collaborate to Commercialize CRISPR Base Editing Technology Jan 3, 2019 Tumor Sequencing May Pick Up Mutations Caused by Coexistent Blood Disorder Nov 29, 2018 2018 GenomeWeb Salary Survey Jan 29, 2018 Rutgers Statistical Method Assesses LOH in Tumor Suppressor Genes, Supplements Sequencing Panels Premium Jun 30, 2017 Team Modifies Molecular Inversion Probes to Capture Kilobase-Sized DNA for Cloning, Sequencing Premium May 3, 2017 Tourette Disorder Risk Linked to Variants in Four Genes Jan 26, 2017 Phylogenomic Study Shows Utility of Ancient DNA Samples for Modern Research Jan 14, 2016 UPDATE: NHGRI Pledges $280M to Support Genomic Research on Common, Rare Diseases Oct 22, 2015 New Study Finds Three More CRISPR Proteins With Genome Editing Potential Oct 21, 2015 RUCDR Infinite Biologics Awarded $6M Grant to Manage NINDS Stem Cell Repository Load More Breaking News Single-Nucleus Chromatin Accessibility Profiling in Coronary Artery Disease Points to Mechanisms ALL Genomes Marked by High DNA Methylation Levels Cepheid Gets CE Mark for Updated Rapid COVID MDx Test Mainz Biomed, Dante Labs Partner to Commercialize ColoAlert in Europe, UAE CellCarta Acquires Rights to Targeted Protein Assays from Fred Hutch Spinout Precision Assays Genetic Analysis, Omnigene Medical Technologies Ink Distribution, Tech Transfer Deal The Scan Monkeypox Case Found in US The New York Times says that a case of monkeypox has now been reported in the US. Effects on Fetal Screening Wired writes that changes to US abortion laws could affect screening for fatal congenital conditions. 'Pharma Bro' Out of Prison The Wall Street Journal reports that Martin Shkreli has been released from prison to a halfway house. Nature Papers Present Cultivate Oat Genome, Benchmarking of Spatial and Single-Cell Transcriptomic Integration Methods In Nature this week: reference genome of the cultivated oat, and more.