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The researchers found differences in mutational patterns among their African-American patients and that liquid biopsies seem to catch metastases early.
An international team of researchers also suggested that MUC16 mutations could identify patients who might benefit from immunotherapy treatment.
Wake Forest researchers are in the midst of an ongoing precision oncology trial to see how NGS-based tumor profiling and liquid biopsy assays can be implemented.
The organizations in the consortium will identify, characterize, and catalog human biological molecules affected by physical activity in volunteer biosamples.
The researchers said the technique could be used to identify biomarkers specific to cancer or bacterial infection that are too small to detect by other methods.
This article was originally published May 23.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Wake Forest University and spin-out company NanoMedica have received $860,000 in funding to move a bead-based genetic sequencing drug discovery technology closer to commercialization, Wake Forest said today.
Genome-wide association studies have put forward a vast number of SNPs associated with disease. Once you have those SNPs, the search is on for the causal variant.
Thermo Fisher Scientific, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Life Technologies, Cenix BioScience, AstraZeneca, MultiCell Technologies, Maxim Biotech, CyBio, Axxam, PerkinElmer, Sangmyung University
JumpStart and Case Tech Ventures Invest in Neuros Medical; OGI Bets on UWO Spinout Cytognomix; Forma Collaborates with Singapore's ETC; and more …
The World Health Organization will be providing low-cost COVID-19 tests to low- and middle-income nations, according to Reuters.
Nature News examines how the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court could affect scientific agencies.
Nobel Prize-winner Arthur Ashkin, who developed optical tweezers, has died at 98, the Washington Post reports.
In PNAS this week: altered gene expression in brain samples from Alzheimer's disease patients, effects of gene mutations found in bladder cancer, and more.