biomarkers

In Genome Biology this week: catalog of curated human genes and transcripts; potential biomarkers for aging; and more.

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

The group described a five-tiered classification system for cancer-associated genomic alterations that they hope could be implemented globally.

The German Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) plans to decide on reimbursement of breast cancer biomarker tests in Q4.

Patients whose tumors had methylated MGMT promoters were more likely to survive than those that did not after combination treatment with radiotherapy and temozolomide.

Researchers reported that natural killer cells produce a cytokine that recruits stimulatory dendritic cells to the tumor to boost patients' response to T-cell-based immunotherapies.

An Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai-led team further reported that RNA repeats could be used as biomarkers for immunotherapy.

The company plans to grow its business based on the FDA approval and preliminary national coverage determination for its FoundationOne CDx test last year. 

The firm will begin initial trials for antibiotic-resistant urinary tract infection detection in UK hospitals in early 2018.

The team found that telomere fusions in pancreatic cells can act as potential predictive biomarkers for invasive cancer and high grade dysplasia in patients.

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An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.