The approach, published this week in Cell Reports, could be used more generally to discover disease genes in other cancer types.
The company plans to launch a single-cell CNV assay, a single cell ATAC-seq assay, and a single-cell feature barcoding assay later this year.
Researchers traced clonal populations with shared copy number profiles back to their location in tissue samples, confirming patterns that may have clinical relevance.
A Johns Hopkins team reported its finding in JAMA Cardiology, backed by SNP array data from 21,870 participants culled from several large cardiovascular studies.
An international team of researchers has developed an assay to detect chromosome 1q21.3 amplifications that are markers of breast cancer recurrence.
Copy number alterations in red blood cell invasion receptor-related genes that are more common in some African populations appear to protect against severe malaria.
The researchers said that their blood-based ddPCR assay could differentiate men with prostate cancer who have numerous copies of the androgen receptor gene.
The researchers believe that by monitoring mtDNA copy number in blood, they will be able to identify people at risk for developing CHD who could benefit from preventative efforts.
An analysis of copy number changes and genomic rearrangements in more than 100 tumors suggests chromothripsis may contribute to pancreatic cancer evolution.
The findings, published last week, have prompted Belgian medical genetics centers to routinely report maternal incidental findings from NIPT.
The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.
The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.
Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.
In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.