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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 former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.