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NEW YORK – A noninvasive molecular diagnostic test to anticipate heart transplant rejection has shown to have a nearly 100 percent negative predictive value in a recent evaluation.

Developed by Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based TAI Diagnostics, the laboratory-developed test uses fraction cell-free donor DNA in a recipient's blood as a biomarker of heart transplant viability. The assay, called MyTAIHeart, is the company's first though TAI Diagnostics is also developing longitudinal monitoring tests for other types of solid organ transplants.

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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.

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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.

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Adaptive Biotechnologies

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Oct
08
Sponsored by
Genecentric

This webinar, Part 3 of the “Advances in RNA-based Biomarker Development for Precision Oncology” webinar series sponsored by GeneCentric Therapeutics, will discuss novel and emerging applications of RNA-based genomic analysis in precision oncology, form characterizing the tumor microenvironment to informing the development of immuno-oncology treatments.

Oct
14
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Inivata

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Oct
15
Sponsored by
Agena Bioscience

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