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The selective whole-genome amplification approach was successfully adapted to Plasmodium vivax, a parasite that is notoriously difficult to culture.
The study seeks to identify biomarkers that can help personalize treatment for patients by identifying signs of rapid decline in kidney function.
Peter Nowell, one of the discoverers of the Philadelphia chromosome, has died.
University of Pennsylvania researchers found that patients with autism had a greater mutational burden in essential genes than their unaffected siblings.
The study, which is still ongoing, also provided support for a separate Phase 2/3 trial of a targeted treatment for the neurodevelopmental disorder.
The large-scale study is designed to advance personalized medicine for pancreatic cancer to help meet the organization's goal of doubling patient survival rates by 2020.
Clinicians and genetic counselors are coming up with triage strategies for cancer cases in which medically actionable germline mutations are suspected.
The device, which will be tested in collaboration with a Panamanian research institute, will run 40-minute tests without the need for electricity.
UPenn will establish the Coordinating Center for Genetics and Genomics of Alzheimer's Disease in collaboration with five other institutions.
The UPenn-led study proposal calls for editing three genes in autologous T cells with CRISPR and includes preliminary data for on- and off-target editing.
The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is working with California's health department to sequence viral samples from COVID-19 patients to trace viral introductions, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Despite differences in their migration habits, eastern and western monarch butterflies are genetically similar, according to a study in Molecular Ecology.
The UK is implementing COVID-19 testing with a 90-minute turnaround time.
In PLOS this week: identification of fungal species in subcutaneous infections, sequencing of Campylobacter found in raw meat from retail stores, and more.