miRNA technology

The Belgian university will use the WaferGen system in validating a biomarker signature for neuroblastoma in children, as well as other applications.

Researchers from Australia and the US have used genotyping, microRNA analysis, and mitochondrial and transcriptome sequencing to tackle a transmissible Tasmanian devil cancer.

American and Serbian researchers have identified telltale miRNA changes in the saliva of individuals with oral cancer — a finding that they say may eventually yield saliva-based oral cancer diagnostic tests.

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Rosetta Genomics, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The firm published data from a study showing that the same biomarker used in its miRNA-based test for squamous lung cancer provided 96 percent sensitivity.

CNBC reports that Amazon invested in the startup Grail as it sees an opportunity for its cloud computing company in genomics.

Lawrence Krauss writes at Slate that science is needed for good public policy and should not be ignored.

Researchers are working on re-making the yeast genome from scratch, according to the Associated Press.

In Cell this week: functional profiling of Plasmodium genome, a self-inactivating rabies virus, and more.