University of Heidelberg Nonprofit Friends of Cancer Research Launches Public-Private HRD Harmonization Project The consortium aims to harmonize the use of homologous recombination deficiency as a biomarker to guide certain treatment types in cancer patients. Malaria Parasites in Dry and Wet Season Exhibit Different Gene Transcription Profiles The findings gave insight into how Plasmodium falciparum persists as a subclinical infection during the dry season, when there are no mosquitoes to transmit it. 10x Genomics Joins Single-Cell Multi-Omics Alliance to Develop Antibody Therapies for Coronavirus The alliance, led by Singapore-based startup Proteona, also includes several organizations from that city state as well as German research institutes. New Sepsis Test Uses Nanopore Sequencing to Detect Pathogens From Cell-Free DNA Premium The method uses nanopore sequencing to analyze short cell-free DNA fragments from blood, providing results in as little as six hours. Gene, Long Non-Coding RNA Expression Shift During Organ Development A Heidelberg University-led team analyzed bulk transcriptome data from half a dozen organs and species to examine developmental dynamics. Feb 14, 2019 Norgen Biotek Blood Storage Tubes Best for Preserving miRNA, Genetic Material, Study Finds Premium Jan 31, 2019 NGS-Based Lung Cancer Profiling Used Routinely by Heidelberg Research Team Premium May 26, 2017 Chilean Population Study Sees Disease Risk Differences Tracking With Native American Ancestry May 18, 2017 Heidelberg Cancer Collaboration Enables Targeted and Comprehensive Molecular Tumor Profiling Premium Aug 19, 2013 Pair of Studies Link Telomere, Cohesin-related Variants to Myeloma Jan 11, 2012 German Project Considers Ethical, Legal Issues of Human Whole-Genome Sequencing Premium Sep 15, 2011 EMBL Group Devises New qPCR-based MicroRNA-Profiling Method; Seeks Collaborators Premium Mar 15, 2010 International Team Sequences Hydra Genome Feb 17, 2009 EMBL Licenses Tripos Software Breaking News PreventionGenetics Nabs FDA Approval for Obesity Drug Companion Diagnostic Settlement of Micronesia Emerges from Ancient DNA Analysis Analysis of Tumor Mutation, Treatment Data Across Cancers Points to Predictive Biomarkers MultiOmic Health, Mesh Bio Partner to Study Chronic Metabolic Disease for Drug, Dx Development Becton Dickinson Gets CE-IVD Mark for BD Max Combined COVID, Flu, RSV Panel The Scan Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men. Still Hanging Around The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID. Through a Little Spit Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist. Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.