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In this on-demand eCase Study video, Dr Jordan Hansford, Clinical Lead for the Neuro-Oncology group at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, discusses how DNA methylation analysis is impacting neuropathology and improving how patients with central nervous system tumors are being diagnosed. Dr Hansford provides updates on the AIM-MNP2.0 clinical trial in Australia and New Zealand, and how it is helping clinicians to tailor treatments in pediatric oncology, ensuring that all children have access to the best diagnostic testing now and in the future.

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June 23, 2020
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Thermo Fisher Scientific

Independent Evaluation of Reproseq PGS

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Whether you are expecting or one day hope to be, genetic screening can help empower informed decisions about how to move forward in the future. The goal of PGT-A, as a science, is to identify those embryos with the greatest potential of resulting in healthy outcomes. Mr. Goodman presents his findings in a head to head study performed with Ion Torrent™ ReproSeq™ Assay compared to Illumina™ Veriseq™ Assay. He will discuss the high-resolution sequencing accuracy, data interpretation, and cost effectiveness of the ReproSeq Assay.

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June 16, 2020
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Thermo Fisher Scientific

The Challenge of Sequencing HBA1/2 Genes for Alpha Thalassemia Research

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Affecting approximately 5 percent of the world’s population, alpha thalassemia is the most common monogenic inherited disorder. Located in tandem, the HBA1 and HBA2 genes have identical coding sequences and this homology presents special challenges for NGS technologies commonly used in expanded carrier screening research.

In this presentation, Dr. Colin Davidson of Thermo Fisher Scientific presents case examples to illustrate how the Ion Torrent CarrierSeq ECS Kits and algorithm advancements work in combination to detect SNVs and CNVs in these challenging genes.

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May 28, 2020
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Seven Bridges

Tools and Workflows Optimized for Processing Single-Cell Data

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With the cost of sequencing a whole human genome dropping to $1,000, the size, complexity, and locations of datasets has expanded dramatically. This expansion has been particularly prominent in the field of single-cell genomics, where just one sample is often composed of thousands of whole transcriptomes.

This brief on-demand eCase study video outlines new tools to identify patterns in populations of individual cells and explains how adapting these new analysis methods to cloud computing environments addresses challenges in the size, complexity and location of the datasets.

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April 14, 2020
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SeraCare

Experience with SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Assay Validation

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In this 20-minute eCase Study you will hear first-hand how Dr. Jeff SoRelle and team, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, developed and validated a COVID-19 RT PCR assay. Dr. SoRelle shares his decision to bring this development in house, how he chose reference materials, and how he managed to scale up and provide rapid turnaround.

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April 14, 2020
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SeraCare

Rapid Implementation of SARS-CoV-2 Testing

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In this 15-minute, on-demand video, Dr. Joel Lefferts describes how his team at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center were able to rapidly increase, through automation, their SARS-CoV-2 assay on the Abbott m2000. Dr. Lefferts provides practical experiences and challenges faced when developing, validating, and going live with a SARS-CoV-2 assay to facilitate patient testing.

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In this 15-minute on-demand presentation, learn how Accuplex SARS-CoV-2 Reference Materials are meeting the immediate need for validating the performance of coronavirus assays. The focus of this presentation is on the technology, the importance of early detection, and helping every lab accelerate go-live-launch.

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In this on-demand video presentation, Dr. Keith Gligorich, laboratory operations director at Navican Precision Cancer Care, discusses his experiences implementing a next-generation sequencing quality management system at Navican. 
 
Download the video to hear Dr. Gligorich explain the details of Navican's NGS quality management system and how it addresses the complexities of the precision medicine workflow.  
 
 
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Public health experts call for a transparent COVID-19 vaccine approval process in a letter; the Food and Drug Administration commissioner assures science-based approval.

The Verge reports that new gene-naming guidelines aim in part to avoid Excel-related name change confusion.

In Nature this week: tuatara genome sequence aids in understanding amniote evolution, and more.

According to the Guardian, UK virologists say in a letter to officials that their expertise has been pushed aside in COVID-19 response plans.