Weill Cornell Imaging Mass Cytometry Study Reveals Immune Processes Involved in Severe COVID-19 The study's finding suggest that over-stimulation of the complement pathway along with non-specific targeting of lung tissue contribute to death from the virus. New York Study Aims to Assess Utility of Clinical Whole-Genome Sequencing Across Diseases Premium Over the next year or so, the investigators plan to sequence the genomes of 3,000 patients with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, or neurological disorders. Dental Plaque Microbes Genetically More Similar to Those of Soil Than Nearby Tongue Based on their findings, the researchers hypothesized that the plaque microbiome acted as a "stepping stone" for environmental bacteria to adapt to a host. Illumina, New York Healthcare Providers, NYGC Partner on Clinical Whole-Genome Sequencing Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and the New York Genome Center will join Illumina to sequence the genomes of thousands of patients. Molecular Changes Wrought by Spaceflight Explored in Newly Published Studies Twenty-nine new studies highlight how time in space affects the human body, including effects on telomeres, mitochondria, and more. Oct 1, 2020 Algorithm Uncovers New Complex Rearrangement Classes in Cancer Genomes Sep 9, 2020 NYGC Initiative Receives up to $2.1M for Cancer Studies in Ethnic Minorities Aug 28, 2020 XPrize Competition Hopes to Encourage 'Frequent, Fast, Cheap, and Easy' COVID-19 Testing Premium Aug 13, 2020 Weill Cornell Using $1.5M NIH Grant to Predict Severity of COVID-19 Cases Premium Aug 11, 2020 NanoString Launches NGS Readout for Spatial Transcriptomics, Partners With Illumina on Informatics Premium Jun 12, 2020 Liquid Biopsy Startup C2i Genomics to Launch International Validation Trials for MRD Detection Tech Premium Jun 11, 2020 Sync for Genes Demonstrates Potential of Sharing Discrete Clinical Genomics Data Premium May 5, 2020 CareDx, Weill Cornell Codeveloping Kidney Transplant Rejection Test Apr 9, 2020 Coronavirus Entered New York City Mainly From Europe, Genomic Studies Suggest Jan 24, 2020 New Method Captures Higher-Order Chromatin Contacts With Nanopore Sequencing Premium Dec 19, 2019 Combining Lymphoma Molecular Profiles, Microenvironment Signatures May Improve Prognosis Premium Nov 4, 2019 New $22M Study to Use Sequencing, Proteomics to Investigate Pulmonary Fibrosis Oct 15, 2019 Dart-seq Leads New Methods to Sequence Transcriptome Methylation Patterns Premium Sep 3, 2019 Molecular Aging Initiative to Profile Clonal Hematopoiesis Consequences in Patient Populations Premium Aug 1, 2019 Single-Cell Method Could Eliminate Need for Mouse Models to Study Cancer Treatment Resistance Premium Jul 24, 2019 Gray Foundation Awards $25M in Cancer Research Grants Jun 25, 2019 Consortium Sets Out to Bring Precision Medicine Approaches to Very Rare Cancers in NY Premium May 15, 2019 Single-Cell Methylation Analysis Reveals CLL Evolution, Lineages With Distinct Treatment Responses Apr 11, 2019 NASA Twins Study Finds Space-Linked Changes to Gene Expression, Telomere Length Feb 27, 2019 Weill Cornell, NYGC Group to Commercialize WGS Circulating Tumor DNA Cancer Recurrence Assay Premium Load More Breaking News Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.