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

The patent, EP3170904, "Compositions and methods for nucleic acid sequencing," is the second PacBio patent revoked by the EPO this year. 

The groups will use Helomics' artificial intelligence-based platform to develop tools to provide predictive therapeutic recommendations for ovarian and thyroid cancers.

A SUNY Upstate team identified potential PD biomarkers in patients' oral microbiomes, which may lead to a saliva-based assay for early-stage disease. 

Rhythm has a drug called setmelanotide in Phase III development for genetic obesity disorders associated with variants within the melanocortin-4 pathway.

The group will start a pilot study at Columbia University next week to sequence genes from 600 Parkinson's disease patients before expanding to a larger cohort.

NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.

In Nature this week: new RNA editing approach called LEAPER, draft assembly of Musa balbisiana banana genome, and more.

Jul
23
Sponsored by
Qiagen: Nov 16, 2014

This webinar will discuss how the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma (OUMP) is using a new quality improvement model to support molecular testing of oncology patients. 

Jul
30
Sponsored by
Mission Bio

This webinar will outline a project that performs large-scale and integrative single-cell genome and transcriptome profiling of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cases at diagnosis, during drug treatment, and in case of relapse.

Jul
31
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

This webinar will provide a first-hand look at how a molecular laboratory validated and implemented a targeted next-generation sequencing-based myeloid assay to expedite the assessment of myeloid malignancies and assist in the understanding of myeloid cancers.

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.