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.
The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.
A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.
The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.
In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.