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Genomics is the study of the complete genetic material, including genes and their functions, of an organism.
Chemotherapy-induced senescent cells promote side effects and cancer relapse

Chemotherapy-induced senescent cells promote side effects and cancer relapse

Standard chemotherapy is a blunt force instrument against cancer - and it's a rare cancer patient who escapes debilitating side effects from systemic treatments that mostly affect dividing cells, both malignant and healthy, throughout the body. [More]
COGENT scientists uncover genes responsible for cognitive ability

COGENT scientists uncover genes responsible for cognitive ability

An international team of scientists, led by Todd Lencz, PhD, professor at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health and Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, have unlocked some of the genes responsible for cognitive ability. [More]
Knowledge bank approach could help find best treatment option for AML patients

Knowledge bank approach could help find best treatment option for AML patients

An international collaboration led by clinical researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has shown proof-of-concept that truly personalised therapy will be possible in the future for people with cancer. [More]
DNAstack receives NRC-IRAP funding to build cloud-based genomics software platform

DNAstack receives NRC-IRAP funding to build cloud-based genomics software platform

DNAstack, a Toronto based company, today is announcing the investment into its cloud-based genomics software platform from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program. [More]
Equipment for single-cell genomics launched by Illumina and Bio-Rad

Equipment for single-cell genomics launched by Illumina and Bio-Rad

Illumina, Inc. and Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. today announced the launch of the Illumina® Bio-Rad® Single-Cell Sequencing Solution at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. The comprehensive solution is the first next-generation sequencing (NGS) workflow for single-cell analysis, providing researchers the ability to investigate the coordinated contribution of individual cells in tissue function, disease progression, and therapeutic response. [More]
NovaSeq, the new sequencer by Illumina, said to transform the field of genomics

NovaSeq, the new sequencer by Illumina, said to transform the field of genomics

Illumina, Inc., the global leader in next-generation sequencing technology, today introduced the NovaSeqTM Series, a new and scalable sequencing architecture expected one day to enable a $100 genome. Unveiled at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, this platform redefines high throughput sequencing with unrivaled throughput, ease of use, low per sample costs, and unmatched flexibility. [More]
Genetic testing at UMMC helps doctors identify effective medication for heart stent patients

Genetic testing at UMMC helps doctors identify effective medication for heart stent patients

The University of Maryland Medical Center is now offering a simple genetic test to patients who receive heart stents to determine whether they have a genetic deficiency that affects how they respond to a common drug to prevent blood clots. [More]
Illumina and IBM join forces to grow accessibility to genome data interpretation

Illumina and IBM join forces to grow accessibility to genome data interpretation

IBM Watson Health and Illumina, Inc. today announced a groundbreaking partnership to expand access to genome data interpretation by integrating Watson for Genomics into Illumina’s BaseSpace Sequence Hub and tumor sequencing process. The collaboration is designed to help standardize and simplify genomic data interpretation. [More]
Postnova AF2000 FFF system used with ICP-MS to characterise nanomaterials in commercial products

Postnova AF2000 FFF system used with ICP-MS to characterise nanomaterials in commercial products

Postnova Analytics reports on how the inorganic analysis team within LGC (Teddington, UK) has been using the AF2000 Field Flow Fractionation system coupled to Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) to characterise nanomaterials in complex sample matrices for clinical, cosmetic and food use. [More]
ACMG advocates sharing of laboratory and clinical genomic data to improve genetic health care

ACMG advocates sharing of laboratory and clinical genomic data to improve genetic health care

There are an estimated 5,000 - 7,000 rare genetic diseases, each of which can vary dramatically and be caused by a multitude of different genetic changes. [More]
UNC Catalyst aims to provide knowledge and research tools to tackle rare diseases

UNC Catalyst aims to provide knowledge and research tools to tackle rare diseases

Freely giving researchers the tools and knowledge to tackle rare and orphaned diseases is the mission of UNC Catalyst, a new endeavor the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched with a $2 million grant from the Eshelman Institute for Innovation. [More]
Giving polycystic kidney disease the bump

Giving polycystic kidney disease the bump

We launched this campaign at the beginning of October 2016. It's the first time that we've ever had a campaign of this size and scope. It's a European campaign in multiple languages that's coordinated by six of the organizations that represent PKD patients in Europe. [More]
Study provides new insights into molecular subtypes of esophageal cancer

Study provides new insights into molecular subtypes of esophageal cancer

A comprehensive analysis of 559 esophageal and gastric cancer samples, collected from patients around the world, suggests the two main types of esophageal cancer differ markedly in their molecular characteristics and should be considered separate diseases. [More]
Powerful version of anti-inflammatory molecule may help protect vision in diabetic retinopathy

Powerful version of anti-inflammatory molecule may help protect vision in diabetic retinopathy

A more powerful version of an anti-inflammatory molecule already circulating in our blood may help protect our vision in the face of diabetes. [More]
Genes influencing social communication skills linked to genes underlying  psychiatric disorders

Genes influencing social communication skills linked to genes underlying psychiatric disorders

The researchers studied the genetic overlap between the risk of having these psychiatric disorders and measures of social communicative competence - the ability to socially engage with other people successfully - during middle childhood to adolescence. [More]
Mutations linked to endometrial cancer can be found in uterine lavage fluid before cancer diagnosis

Mutations linked to endometrial cancer can be found in uterine lavage fluid before cancer diagnosis

Mutations that have been linked to endometrial cancer can be found in the uterine lavage fluid of pre- and post-menopausal women both with and without detectable cancer, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine by John Martignetti, MD, PhD of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and colleagues. [More]
Linking human genome sequences to EHR information could influence clinical medicine, says expert

Linking human genome sequences to EHR information could influence clinical medicine, says expert

The value of intersecting the sequencing of individuals' exomes or full genomes to find rare genetic variants -- on a large scale -- with their detailed electronic health record information has "myriad benefits, including the illumination of basic human biology, the early identification of preventable and treatable illnesses, and the identification and validation of new therapeutic targets," wrote Daniel J. Rader, MD, chair of the Department of Genetics, in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in Science this week, with Scott M. Damrauer, MD, an assistant professor of Surgery at Penn and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia. [More]
Scientists discover OGDHL and NRD1 genes linked to progressive loss of neurological function

Scientists discover OGDHL and NRD1 genes linked to progressive loss of neurological function

An international team of scientists has discovered that the gene, OGDHL, a key protein required for normal function of the mitochondria -- the energy-producing factory of the cell -- and its chaperone, nardilysin (NRD1) are linked to progressive loss of neurological function in humans. [More]
Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose could cause diabetes, say researchers

Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose could cause diabetes, say researchers

Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose can increase exercise endurance, but could simultaneously cause diabetes, says a team of scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions. [More]
New computational tool can predict personal cancer driver genes to optimize treatment

New computational tool can predict personal cancer driver genes to optimize treatment

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have created a computational tool that can rapidly predict which genes are implicated in an individual's cancer and recommend treatments. [More]
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