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News on NGS technologies, RNA-seq, clinical sequencing, & sample prep in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

The Long Life Family Study has enrolled 4,953 participants in 539 pedigrees in the US and Denmark that are enriched for exceptional longevity.

Single-cell transcriptomic profiles for more than 1,700 malaria-causing Plasmodium berghei parasites revealed gene expression patterns that differ by parasite stage.

Researchers saw signs of an unreported Zika virus outbreak in Cuba in 2017, well after the documented decline in new cases in Brazil and other parts of the world.

The five-year project aims to analyze environmental DNA in three Maine watersheds to improve the management of the state's coastal ecosystems.

The firm said it will use the funding to invest in research and development that will improve upon its deep shotgun metagenomic sequencing technology.

The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.

Aug
29
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This webinar will outline how RUCDR Infinite Biologics, the world's largest university-based biorepository, has implemented workflows and processes to support precision medicine applications.

Sep
18
Sponsored by
Bionano Genomics

This webinar will outline how a team at Radboud University Medical Center is assessing ultra-long read optical mapping on the Bionano Saphyr system to replace classical cytogenetics approaches in routine testing and for the discovery of novel structural variants with potential scientific, prognostic, or therapeutic value that are missed by standard approaches.

Oct
01
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

This webinar will provide an overview of the sequencing capabilities of the Tumor Profiling Unit at the Institute for Cancer Research in London, with a focus on the lab's strategy for bringing in new genomics technologies.

Oct
03
Sponsored by
Agilent

This webinar will provide an overview of how an international reference laboratory has implemented an automated next-generation sequencing workflow with custom panels for analyzing cancer samples.