Sequencing

News on NGS technologies, RNA-seq, clinical sequencing, & sample prep in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

Under a collaboration with GeneDx, Boston Children's has rapidly sequenced the exomes of 20 NICU babies and have arrived at a likely diagnosis in around 85 percent.

The team came up with an algorithm called bloodTyper for antigen-typing based on whole-genome sequences.

The researchers said the pattern of genetic changes accompanying cultural shifts in Southeast Asia resembles what has been found in Europe.

The Envisia test uses RNA sequencing and machine learning to diagnose idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

The project seeks to understand how genome sequencing as a first-line diagnostic in infants with likely hereditary disorders can impact long-term health outcomes.

Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.

May
22
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

In this webinar, the third in the “New Frontiers in Liquid Biopsy Research” series, Dr. Liya Xu of the University of Southern California Michelson Center for Convergent Biosciences will discuss her team’s work using liquid biopsy technology for breast cancer research.

Jun
12
Sponsored by
Philips Genomics

This webinar will highlight a comprehensive end-to-end solution for precision care in oncology, comprising sample acquisition through to sequencing and analysis, treatment recommendations, and follow-through.

Jun
14
Sponsored by
Sophia Genetics

This webinar will discuss an effort underway at the University of North Carolina Medical Center's to overcome limitations in the hematological genomic testing workflow with artificial intelligence (AI) from Sophia Genetics.

Jun
19
Sponsored by
ACD

This webinar will provide evidence for the use of RNA in situ hybridization (RNA ISH) as a replacement for immunohistochemistry (IHC) in cancer research and diagnostic applications.