Sequencing for Disease

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The next-gen sequencing feeding frenzy has a new customer in mind: clinical laboratories. Given the rapid advances this kind of sequencing has enabled in basic research of disease, it's a savvy move — but one that may be premature for a clientele that interacts directly with physicians.

Rong Mao, an assistant professor at the University of Utah and co-medical director of molecular genetics at ARUP Laboratories, has embraced the new sequencing platforms and is trying to figure out how to make them work in a clinical setting.

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Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Sep
27
Sponsored by
Philips Genomics

This webinar will present an in-depth look at how Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has developed and implemented a next-generation sequencing panel for mutational tumor profiling of advanced cancer patients.

Sep
28
Sponsored by
Fabric Genomics

This webinar will discuss the critical role that software can play for clinical labs looking to establish comprehensive genomic testing programs.