The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and the BioMicro Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are collaborating with Diagenode to automate assays for ChIP-seq and methyl-seq experiments.

The MIT researchers conducted "extensive tests" of Diagenode's SX-8G IP-Star system to validate its use in automating the design of epigenetic assays and next-gen sequencing library preparation. They are also using the system as a quality control for screening antibodies for ChIP-seq experiments.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.

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