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 SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concerns Evolved to Modify Host Immune Response, Multiomics Study Shows People in the News at GA4GH, Mercy BioAnalytics, Deepcell, One Biosciences New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Clinical Microbiomics, Integra Biosciences, DNAstack, Bruker Angolan Namib Desert Population Analysis Uncovers New Ancestry Group With Deep Divergence Cedars-Sinai Sets Up $25M Single Cell Precision Medicine Center The Scan Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants. Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms. Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema. Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.