NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cancer Research UK has launched a personalized breast cancer program that aims to sequence the whole genomes and transcriptomes of breast cancer patients and report back results from 16 actionable genes to guide treatment.

The program kicked off this September with  £1.1 million ($1.38 million) in funding from Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust for phase one, which will enroll 250 breast cancer patients.

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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.

Apr
25
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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.