Genetics & Genomics Tools & Technology

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

The team paired the SHERLOCK platform developed in Feng Zhang's lab with a protocol that detects viruses directly from bodily fluids in less than two hours.

The company said it plans to develop a CRISPR-enabled platform capable of detecting any biomarker or disease containing DNA or RNA.

Investigators and commercial firms presenting at the recent AACR meeting highlighted how heterogeneous both the technology and the application of liquid biopsy remains.

Three new studies have used single-cell RNA sequencing methods to follow cell type trajectories over the course of zebrafish and Western claw-toed frog development.

Hong Kong-based Rainbow Genomics will provide exome sequencing while UCLA will interpret the data and deliver a clinical report.

Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.