The Mayo Clinic is continuing its push into clinical sequencing with several new initiatives. Recently, it announced that it has teamed up with Cancer Genetics to form a commercial entity dedicated to developing products to better diagnose cancer, guide treatment, and predict outcomes. Additionally, the center has now opened a whole-exome sequencing service for patients with unknown diseases or advanced cancer, Gianrico Farrugia, who heads Mayo's Center for Individualized Medicine, told Clinical Sequencing News.

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NPR reports that researchers in Italy are testing a gene drive aimed at controlling mosquito populations.

Researchers may experience the effects of the government shutdown for a while, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A new study finds that the majority of patients at a Tijuana clinic received a diagnosis after first-line genome sequencing, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

In Genome Biology this week: post-transcriptional modification-based stratification of glioblastoma, single-cell analysis of gene expression and methylation in human iPSCs, and more.

Feb
26
Sponsored by
Advanced Cell Diagnostics

This webinar will demonstrate how a research team at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at McMaster University developed a cellular and molecular phenotyping pipeline using archived samples of lung tissue derived from patients diagnosed with fibrotic interstitial lung disease. 

Mar
13
Sponsored by
Horizon Discovery

This webinar will discuss development and validation of an assay for detection of microsatellite instability (MSI) based on a novel set of biomarkers.

Mar
14
Sponsored by
BD

In this webinar, Dr. Wendy Béguelin of Weill Cornell Medicine will discuss how she used the BD Rhapsody single-cell RNA-seq platform and YFP floxed reporter mouse models to study how lymphoma-associated mutations disrupt the immune system by affecting GC B-cell states, explaining the biology of initiation of low-grade follicular lymphoma.

Mar
20
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar will discuss how a new multiplexed testing system can help physicians rapidly diagnose acute respiratory infections in the near-patient setting.