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The software tool, currently in development, is set to be introduced next year and could also find application in other indications such as cancer.
Lexent's technology integrates low-pass whole-genome sequencing, fragmentomics, and DNA methylation to detect early stage disease.
The company will use the funds to support its growth in the custom probiotics market, scale delivery of its products, and publish new studies.
The researchers found that WGS can streamline disease diagnosis and used it to discover unknown etiological variants in coding and non-coding genomic regions.
The technique, called INVAR, applies error-suppression methods and signal enrichment to analyze hundreds of loci to detect circulating tumor DNA in blood samples.
Along with significantly mutated genes across cutaneous melanoma cases, researchers saw loss-of-function mutations in the X chromosome gene DDX3X in tumors from male patients.
Based on the results of Project Baby Bear, Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego hopes the State of California will cover rapid whole-genome sequencing going forward.
Investigators identified an inbred individual who appeared to be part of a high-status group buried in lavish tombs during the Neolithic period.
Lexent Bio's monitoring platform is in development and based on low-pass whole-genome sequencing and DNA methylation analysis.
The company is commercializing a genome-wide sequencing method called MRDetect, developed by researchers at the New York Genome Center and Weill Cornell Medicine.
The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.
Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.
A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.
In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.