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NEW YORK – The diarrhea-causing enteropathogen Clostridium difficile may be undergoing active speciation in healthcare settings, according to a genomic analysis by an international team led by investigators at the Wellcome Sanger Institute.

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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.

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29
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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
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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
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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
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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.