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

Both a genome-wide association study and a rare variant burden analysis homed in on a role for KIF5A mutations in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

The researchers estimated that the newly sequenced late Neanderthals likely split from the lineage leading to much older Altai Neanderthal roughly 150,000 years ago.

In cases lacking explanatory protein-coding changes, researchers saw an uptick in de novo mutations in conserved, non-coding regulatory elements.

Including this latest round of financing, Tempus has raised a total of $210 million to date.

The firm is also working on expanding its CTC capture capabilities beyond epithelial cells and will present multiple myeloma applications at an upcoming conference.

An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.

Sponsored by
Dovetail Genomics

Proximity ligation technology generates multi-dimensional next-generation sequencing data that is proving to solve unmet needs in genomic research. 

Sponsored by

This webinar will discuss how acoustic liquid handling can reduce the time and costs for labs performing carrier screening with next-generation sequencing.

Sponsored by

Liquid biopsies are becoming increasingly important for the detection of actionable mutations in cancer due to tumor heterogeneity as well as the practical limitations of invasive tissue biopsies. 

Sponsored by

This webinar will discuss a new approach to amplicon sequencing that addresses the current inefficiencies of the method, such as small designs, primer drop outs, and low uniformity.