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The partnership stands to accelerate the Utah Genome Project, which aims to discover new disease-causing genes and advance tests by studying large families.

The researchers said that this property of ctDNA could be exploited to improve the sensitivity of liquid biopsies.

The agency has awarded five-year grants to three research institutions to promote education in genomic medicine among physicians and biomedical scientists.

The new study in NEJM describes six families that share a disorder caused by mutations in IKAROS, a protein that plays a role in immune cell development. 

The team said the findings shed light on how new species form and how cancer develops. 

The researchers’ method involves the use of third base pair labeling, PCR amplification, and nanopore sequencing.

The results suggest that multiple copies of the tumor suppressor gene TP53 appear to play a role in lower rates of cancer development in elephants.

The court found that the university had failed to demonstrate that one of its researchers had collaborated with the IP's inventors and therefore is not entitled to co-inventorship.

Researchers followed individuals from more than two-dozen households for a year, tracking self-reported symptoms and respiratory virus DNA in nasal swab samples.

The special conditions of MDx use in the pediatric market may also present advantages in patient satisfaction metrics, a BioFire representative said. 

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The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.

New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.