immune repertoire sequencing

A new analysis of immune cells in breast carcinomas and matched blood, breast, and lymph tissue uncovered phenotypic expansions in tumor immune cell populations.

Two new studies have uncovered expression-defined T cell subsets that seem to coincide with better or worse outcomes in breast cancer or non-small cell lung cancer.

The firms will use Adaptive's ClonoSeq assay to assess minimal residual disease in multiple myeloma patients treated with Sanofi's isatuximab.

The firm aims to offer a clinical service next year for predicting immunotherapy response and adverse immune reactions.

The companies plan to commercialize MIODx's immune sequencing technology for diagnostic purposes.

The companies are planning to develop individual disease diagnostics, and then a universal diagnostic from a single blood test.

Adaptive Biotechnologies will measure minimal residual disease in multiple myeloma patients as part of an Amgen-sponsored clinical trial.

The researchers found disease-related signatures in the immune repertoire of affected patients as well as changes associated with treatment.

Enpicom will initially offer separate solutions on its ImmunoGenomiX platform for research and clinical applications in oncology but seeks to expand into other disease areas.

Adaptive will work with NCI's Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program to use its ImmunoSeq platform for biomarker discovery in clinical trials. 

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Researchers in the UK and Australia uncover genetic links between BMI and depression, the Guardian reports.

The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.

In PNAS this week: artemisinin resistance mutations in malaria parasites, ant-plant interactions over time, and more.