CRISPR technology

Top 600 Cancer Drug Targets Ranked Using CRISPR

Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, GlaxoSmithKline, EMBL-EBI, and Open Targets conducted one of the largest CRISPR screens of cancer genes to date.
Adding blood-based liquid biopsy testing nearly doubled the number of mutations detected in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) compared to solid tissue testing alone

Liquid Biopsies Provide Precision Approach to Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Scientists based at the University of Helsinki reported they were able to use the circulating tumor DNA shed by ovarian tumors to identify clinically actionable mutations and provide targeted treatments to patients.

Immune System Gene Could Be Prognostic Marker for CRC

The gene, CCR4, was present in higher levels in patients with a good prognosis, even in those diagnosed with late stage colorectal cancer.
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Single-Cell Analysis of CTCs Improved via New Capture Technology

A team from the University of Michigan has recently developed Hydro-Seq, a new system to trap cancer cells one at a time in a...
Adding blood-based liquid biopsy testing nearly doubled the number of mutations detected in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) compared to solid tissue testing alone

GRAIL’s Multi-Cancer Early Detection Blood Test Delivers Positive Results

Liquid biopsy pioneer GRAIL is a step closer to developing a single blood test to find cancer early.  The company’s candidate blood test detected...
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Foundation Medicine CEO Cindy Perettie’s Top ASCO 2019 Takeaways

By Cindy Perettie, CEO, Foundation Medicine The way ASCO started for me this year set the scene for what was an inspiring and fascinating weekend....

Genomics England Reports Positive First Phase of Cancer ctDNA Study

Genomics England said it has generated positive results from the first phase of a collaboration with Inivata and Thermo Fisher Scientific designed to study...

Microfluidic Chip Captures More than 99% of CTCs

Scientists at the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Engineering have developed a new microfluidic device that separates circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from a...

Betting on Blood: Liquid Biopsy Companies Pursuing both Early- and Late-Stage Cancer Detection

It’s an aspirational goal: develop a simple blood test that can detect cancer cells in an asymptomatic patient, locate the tissue of origin, and...
Psychological Stress Causes Bipolar Disorder

Major International Study Uncovers 20 New Genetic Associations in Bipolar Disorder

The largest ever study of gene associations in bipolar disorder has been completed by Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers and has identified 30...
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