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NEW YORK – Somatic mutations that arise in the brain can contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.

Somatic mutations accumulate with age in various tissues, but researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology noted that the role of somatic mutations in the brain in Alzheimer's disease development has been unclear.

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NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.

Sep
25
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HalioDx

CAR T-cell therapy is an innovative form of immunotherapy that is finding increasing use for the management of blood cancers. 

Oct
01
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Thermo Fisher Scientific

This webinar will provide an overview of the sequencing capabilities of the Tumor Profiling Unit at the Institute for Cancer Research in London, with a focus on the lab's strategy for bringing in new genomics technologies.

Oct
08
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10x Genomics

This webinar will discuss a study that used spatial transcriptomics to gain insight into the molecular mechanisms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease.

Oct
10
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Roche

This webinar will provide an overview of how a pathology laboratory validated a 77-gene next-generation sequencing-based liquid biopsy assay.