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CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) – A team led by the Institute of Cancer Research in the UK has used exome sequencing in an effort to tease out prostate cancer molecular features that are associated with a response to the checkpoint blockade immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab (Merck's Keytruda).

At the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting here this week, Johann de Bono, director of the ICR's drug development unit, shared data from the Keynote-199 study, a Phase II trial comparing pembrolizumab response in 258 metastatic prostate cancer cases with or without tumor expression of PD-L1.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.

Jul
09
Sponsored by
Illumina

In this webinar, Dr. Charlie Johnson, founder of the Texas A&M AgriLife Genomics and Bioinformatics Service, will share how his team is utilizing Illumina’s DRAGEN informatics platform in its high-throughput agrigenomics research program. 

Jul
15
Sponsored by
LGC SeraCare Life Sciences

Cancer immunotherapy is an exciting new advance for the successful treatment of many forms of metastatic cancer.

Jul
16
Sponsored by
NanoString

Join this webinar to learn how spatial resolution of gene expression in tumor tissue reveals new insights in biomarker discovery and therapeutic response. 

Jul
22
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Luis A. Alcaraz, cofounder of Bioarray and Journey Genomics, accredited diagnostic and research labs based in Alicante, Spain, will review how his teams use advanced genomic techniques for carrier screening research as well as for preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) in embryos for both aneuploidies (PGT-A) and monogenic disorders (PGT-M).