telomeres

The assay will use Genomic Vision technology and be used to study the role of telomere length in complex diseases.

The companies will co-fund a new study of the 3DS technology, and MDxHealth will have the option to exclusively license the telomere-based test.

Long Lives of Bats

Researchers report that the telomeres of a long-lived bat don't shorten with age.

A null mutation in the SERPINE1 gene was associated with longer telomeres and increased longevity among carriers, a new study found.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

Chromosomes

The firm's first assay will be for Hodgkin lymphoma, but a liquid biopsy test for prostate cancer has also shown strong predictive power in initial validation data.

Researchers found that telomeres were shorter in tumors than in normal tissues and longer in sarcomas and gliomas than in other cancers.

In Genome Research this week: molecular autopsies for sudden death, telomere methylation in Arabidopsis, and more.

Researchers link telomere length to socioeconomic status and ethnicity.

Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center uncovered variants in two genes tied to pulmonary fibrosis and telomere shortening.

Pages

Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.