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EMBL-EBI Launches Free Genetic Disease Diagnostic Software

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh and the European Bioinformatics Institute at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL-EBI) have introduced a new diagnostic genome-wide...

Coffee Improves Gut Motility by Altering Gut Microbiota

Data presented yesterday at the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2019 Conference by researchers from University of Texas, Galveston, suggest that the effects of coffee...
A liquid biopsy test has detected changes in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes associated with ovarian and breast cancer that signal when the disease stops responding to treatment through platinum chemotherapy or poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. [Source: © freshidea/Fotolia]

Ovarian Cancer Blood Test May Eliminate Need for Diagnostic Exploratory Surgery

Scientists at Uppsala University and the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg say they have developed a blood test that may provide a more precise...
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Are Dogs the New Early Cancer Detection Tool?

A dog’s sense of smell—more than 10,000 times more sensitive than that of our own—has been exploited by humans for centuries. Whether it is...

Five-Year Super Successes in Genomics and Precision Medicine

Multidimensional, computationally rich approaches represent the next wave of innovation, taking personalized medicine to the next level, while demanding more of practitioners, who in...
The American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU) has issued a position statement encouraging the use of tissue-based molecular testing and/or germline testing for three groups of prostate cancer patients. [Ji-Xin Cheng

Clinical Urologists Group Supports Genomic Testing for Prostate Cancer

AACU statement encourages use of tissue-based molecular testing and/or germline testing for three groups of prostate cancer patients

Former Foundation Medicine Execs Join Hopkins Kimmel Directors, VCs in New Company

Steven Kafka, Ph.D., the former president and chief operating officer of Foundation Medicine who left the company last year, has joined with former colleagues...
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Triple Negative Breast Cancers Activate Resistance Pathway to Evade Chemotherapy

Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs) are particularly aggressive, metastatic and resistant to chemotherapy treatments.  Researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have...
Provista Diagnostics researchers say the company's Videssa® Breast test can help inform better decision-making after abnormal mammogram or other breast imaging results and potentially reduce the use of traditional biopsy by up to 67%. (Source: [iStock/David Marchal)

Risk Score May Point to Which Breast Cancer Patients Can Avoid Chemo

Researchers have developed a test that predicts the likelihood that a person with invasive lobular breast cancer (ILC) will benefit from chemotherapy. The findings...
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Single Gene Deletion Halts Pancreatic Cancer in Mice

The deletion of the ataxia-telangiectasia group D-complementing (Atdc) gene, whose human homolog is up-regulated in the majority of pancreatic cancer cases, completely prevents the development of tumors in mice.
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