UT Southwestern New Data Underscores Volatility of Variant Classification, Highlights Need for Regular Reanalysis A review of Myriad Genetics' results over 10 years revealed that a significant proportion of variant calls were reclassified at some point. Rhabdomyosarcoma Genes Revealed by Statistical Analysis of Gene Expression, CNV Data The approach, published this week in Cell Reports, could be used more generally to discover disease genes in other cancer types. Variant Reclassification Common, Causes Range of Emotions Among Patients Two speakers at the National Society of Genetic Counselors annual meeting discussed how often genetic variants are reclassified and how that affects patients. Biocept, UT Southwestern Partner for ALK Liquid Biopsy Study Investigators will use Biocept's liquid biopsy tests to detect ALK rearrangements both at baseline and to monitor treatment response and resistance mechanisms. Exosome Surface Markers May Enable Cancer-Specific Dx Tests Premium New data from Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, along with other recent research, suggests that surface proteins can be used to isolate cancer-specific exosomes to detect the presence of a tumor. Feb 27, 2017 Gene-Editing Startup Exonics Therapeutics Receives $5M From CureDuchenne Ventures Jan 30, 2017 Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Funds $250K CRISPR Grant for UT-Southwestern Jul 14, 2016 U of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Licenses Exosome Tech to Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Jan 18, 2016 UT Southwestern Team Finds ncRNA-Encoded Peptide Involved in Heart Contraction May 26, 2015 CPRIT Awards $5.6M to UT Southwestern Medical Center Bioinformatics Core Facility May 18, 2015 UTSW Medical Center Receives $5M Gift to Create Depression Research Center Aug 14, 2014 Using Genome Editing Approach, Researchers Prevent Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Mouse Model Dec 19, 2013 Genomics in the Journals: Dec 19, 2013 Dec 11, 2013 With $3.2M, DioGenix Planning Prospective Trial Completion in 2014, CLIA Bid for MS Sequencing Test Premium Dec 5, 2013 DioGenix Raises $3.2M to Support Multiple Sclerosis Test Development Oct 8, 2013 Study Links Two Gene Variants, One Pathway to Eating Disorder Risk Jan 28, 2013 MolecularMD Licenses LKB1 Marker for Lung Cancer Assay Development Jan 2, 2013 With $1.5M in New Financing, DioGenix Starts Prospective Trial of Targeted Sequencing-based MS Test Premium Nov 8, 2011 Texas Grants Fund Cancer Sequencing, 'Omics Projects Sep 8, 2011 Miragen, UT Southwestern Show miR-208 Inhibition Improves Survival in Rodent Heart-Failure Models Premium Jul 28, 2011 Miragen, UT Southwestern Team Publishes Data Linking miR-15 to Cardiomyogenesis Premium Sep 17, 2010 TARC Team Uses RBM's DiscoveryMAP Platform to Develop Alzheimer's Protein-Biomarker Test Premium Mar 10, 2010 WaferGen Names Early-Access Customers for SmartChip Mar 10, 2010 Wafergen Names Early-Access Customers, Gets CE Mark for SmartChip PCR System Premium Apr 29, 2009 People Transfer: Apr 29, 2009 Premium Load More Breaking News Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel Type 1 Diabetes GWAS, Fine-Mapping Leads to New Genetic Loci, Potential Drug Targets LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program NanoString Technologies, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Partner on Cell Therapy Project BGI Americas Collaborating With Champions Oncology on Proteomic Cancer Research Personal Genome Diagnostics Inks Cancer Genomic Profiling Deal with Duke University Health System The Scan Missed Early Cases A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports. Limited Journal Editor Diversity A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist. How Much of a Threat? Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned. PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.