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The university formed the new venture in collaboration with Blueprint Bio and Emerald Logic in order to discover biomarkers for personalized medicine.
Researchers saw an 'incremental clinical benefit' from analyzing 180 genes in the exomes of hundreds of individuals from families affected by breast or ovarian cancer.
The group compared results of 304 cancer specimens tested by both NGS and one or more single-gene tests, showing almost complete concordance.
The institute will combine expertise from six cancer centers in the US in order to drive research and drug development in cancer immunotherapy.
Researchers identified bacteria-infecting viruses transmitted from a healthy donor to children with ulcerative colitis during fecal transplantation.
The research team used selective amplification to sequence whole genomes of the parasites, revealing new information about how they evolved to infect human hosts.
A significant proportion of women with peripartum cardiomyopathy had truncating mutations in genes previously implicated in dilated cardiomyopathy.
The scientists used their method, called PS-ChAP, to gain insight into cellular phosphorylation signaling pathways in chromatin down to the gene level.
The partners will conduct multiple studies to analyze circulating tumor cells to find biomarkers that could predict a patient's response to treatment.
A former University of Pennsylvania cancer researcher is being jailed for theft, Philly Confidential reports.
The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.
Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.
A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.
In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.