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.

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In Science this week: a CRISPR screen identifies sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism, and more.

Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.