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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CNBC reports that Amazon invested in the startup Grail as it sees an opportunity for its cloud computing company in genomics.

Lawrence Krauss writes at Slate that science is needed for good public policy and should not be ignored.

Researchers are working on re-making the yeast genome from scratch, according to the Associated Press.

In Cell this week: functional profiling of Plasmodium genome, a self-inactivating rabies virus, and more.

Sep
07
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This webinar will address improvements in the library prep workflow for small RNA sequencing in serum and plasma.

Sep
21
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will demonstrate a new approach that combines precise FFPE tumor isolation with extraction-free DNA/RNA library preparation to minimize material losses and reduce the amount of tissue input required for NGS analysis.