blood testing

With the help of electronic health record data, researchers searched for common variants linked to hundreds of diseases or clinical lab measurements.

The test is intended for use by blood collection facilities and is not approved for the individual diagnosis of Zika infection.

DxTerity aims to develop a genomic blood test to identify which cancer patients are most likely to benefit from radiation therapy or are at risk for toxicity.

An OpenArray panel designed to simultaneously test for 17 viruses and 13 bacteria and protozoa was able to detect pathogens from human blood donor samples with an accuracy of about 95 percent.

The test can now be used to detect EGFR mutations in tissue and blood for lung cancer patients considering treatment with the tyrosine kinase inhibiting drugs Tarceva and Tagrisso. 

The new guidance could benefit Hologic and Roche, both of which market molecular blood screening tests authorized by the FDA under an investigational new drug study protocol.

A Winthrop-University Hospital team showed that demethylated circulating cell-free DNA from dying oligodendrocytes is a biomarker for relapsing-remitting MS.

The company said the cartridge covers more than 100 diagnostic targets and detects 16 antibiotic resistance biomarkers.

The Swiss firm's assay combines a 29-gene host immune response panel with two tumor-derived proteins to detect early-stage colorectal cancer and large adenomatous polyps.

Researchers identified genes with differential expression in blood from cattle with pre-clinical or clinical cases of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

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American scientists find themselves once again warning the Trump administration not to dismiss science, the New Yorker report.

A new study suggests CRISPR could be used to save coral reefs from dying off, Forbes reports.

Researchers have found that the i-motif shape of DNA previously observed in the lab also exists in human cells, and that it may serve a purpose.

In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.