The method uses hydrogel encapsulation, which mimics a tissue sample, in order to allow circulating tumor cell isolation and extraction through laser dissection.
The effort aims to sequence at least 150 animals, plants, and microbes selected for their potential benefits to Canada in the next three years.
The assay correlates shortened telomere lengths in patients of different ages to potential risks for inherited diseases, such as bone marrow failure syndrome and liver cancer.
Genome Canada and its partners recently funded two new initiatives with C$255 that will back precision medicine, genomics, and technology development.
The funding will support various projects and research centers that are advancing precision medicine and genomic technology development.
DivSeek was established in 2015 to support the genomic characterization of the 7 million crop accessions currently being stored at gene banks around the world.
Homologous recombination deficiency predicted with the HRDetect tool corresponded to favorable breast cancer outcomes after platinum-based chemotherapy.
Validation results presented at the Association for Molecular Pathology meeting demonstrate that the test can be implemented clinically, replacing existing FISH and PCR assays.
A mouse study suggests that beta-amyloid may be an infectious protein, New Scientist reports.
The Canadian government, along with various Canadian provinces and private sector partners, have committed C$17 million to the projects.
Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.
Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.
Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.
In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.