biomarker-based diagnostics

New research suggests that the physicochemical changes to DNA in a cancer-related methylation landscape can alter a DNA molecule's affinity for gold substrates.

The company said its test is the first biomarker-based diagnostic for IBD that predicts long-term disease outcome in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

The firm will use the financing to commercialize a test that utilizes metabolomic and DNA biomarkers to characterize obesity and guide weight loss.

NX Prenatal and Indiana University School of Medicine are collaborating to develop exosome blood tests for preterm birth risk and preeclampsia.

The blood-based test, called Melaseq, measures 38 circulating microRNAs that regulate processes that melanoma cells undergo as they become malignant.

The company also published a study describing ImmRay PanCan-D biomarker signature that it said could be used to detect early-stage pancreatic cancer.

The Swedish molecular diagnostics firm will use the proceeds, in part, to fund the planned launch of its Immray PanCan-d assay for detecting pancreatic cancer.

The agreement grants MDxHealth the rights to manufacture and market the phosphodiesterase-4D7 biomarker as a prognostic test.

Amarantus has reacquired LymPro Test, MSPrecise, and NuroPro and said that it plans to assign the assets to a new subsidiary.

As part of a collaboration with Freenome, Institut Curie will look for correlations between circulating biomarkers and human response to cancer immunotherapies.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.