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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers at the University of Oviedo in Spain have developed an isothermal assay for Mycobacterium tuberculosis that is as sensitive and specific as a PCR-based assay, and could potentially enable rapid testing for the infection in low-resource settings.

Tuberculosis caused 1.5 million deaths and 6 million newly diagnosed infections in 2014. Cultures and microscopy are problematic diagnostic methods because they can take a long time or have low sensitivity, while existing molecular testing is sometimes too complex and expensive.

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A new analysis finds that nearly half the late-stage clinical trials sponsored by a US National Cancer Institute program influence patient care.

Technology Review reports that sickle cell patients are optimistic about gene editing to treat their disease, but are worried about how available it will be.

The owner of the GEDmatch website tells CBS12 he is considering charging law enforcement a fee to use the site.

In Nature this week: babies born by caesarean section are more likely to have altered gut microbiota profiles, and more.

Oct
23
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This webinar will illustrate how single-cell methylation sequencing can be applied to gain significant insight into epigenetic heterogeneity in disease states, advancing cancer research discoveries. 

Oct
24
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Sunquest

This webinar will tell the story of Versiti’s journey in transforming genetic testing from a manual to a digitized process. It will include detail on how the organization succeeded, pain points along the way, a novel approach to variant assessment, and future plans for the program.