This story has been updated to include comments from an outside researcher.

SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb) – By sequencing the immune repertoires of more than 600 individuals, Adaptive Biotechnologies was able to identify a set of T cell receptor sequences associated with cytomegalovirus exposure. Those T cell receptor sequences were present at elevated levels in individuals exposed to the virus and absent in those who were not exposed.

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Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

In Genome Biology this week: approach to analyze alternative polyadenylation, algorithm to predict transcriptomic structural variations, and more.

Apr
25
Sponsored by
Agilent

 This webinar will share details from a study at the Saint-Antoine Research Center, Sorbonne University to test the feasibility of a high-sensitivity, clone-specific strategy for evaluating minimal residual disease (MRD) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). 

Apr
26
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

In this webinar, the second in the “New Frontiers in Liquid Biopsy Research” series, Luca Quagliata, Senior Consultant in the Molecular Pathology Unit at University Hospital Basel, will share two specific unmet needs within his lab’s liquid biopsy research that led to the eventual evaluation, adoption, and implementation of the latest liquid biopsy Oncomine NGS solutions from Thermo Fisher.

May
01
Sponsored by
Horizon Discovery

This webinar will provide an in-depth case study demonstrating how reference standards can be used to develop and validate circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA)-based assays.

May
03
Sponsored by
Canon BioMedical

This webinar will introduce new technologies that enable multidimensional measurements from single cells to obtain a more complete picture of a cell’s phenotype and gene expression.