Tools & Technology

The latest news on life science tools and technology in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

Investigators plan to use the method in future longitudinal monitoring studies based on the sensitivity and ease demonstrated in their early experiments.

Geneformics, which grew out of Israel's Weizmann Institute, promises to boost the speed of moving data by tenfold and cut costs by 90 percent.

The company also disclosed that it dropped plans for a $12.5 million offering of stock and warrants following a recent reverse stock split.

Using blood samples from 200 cancer patients, researchers showed that it is possible to find most early cancer cases with targeted error correction sequencing.

The agricultural company said it will use the licensed technology to develop improved and sustainable crops.

Five researchers are to share this year's Albany Medical Center Prize for their work on the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing tool, the AP reports.

Stat News reports on how white supremacists cope with surprising genetic ancestry testing results.

In Genome Research this week: sex-biased gene expression evolution in malaria mosquitos, method to find ancient selective sweeps, and more.

Iceland has nearly eliminated Down syndrome from its population, CBS News reports.