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...

MGI, Karolinska Institutet Collaborate on Translational Microbiome Research

MGI Tech (MGI), a subsidiary of BGI Group, and Centre for Translational Microbiome Research (CTMR) at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm today announced a strategy collaboration...
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Study of Multiethnic Groups Reveals 27 New Disease-Associated Variants

Researchers analyzed DNA from nearly 50,000 people of non-European decent and found 27 new genetic variants associated with chronic diseases, including high blood pressure,...
Diagnostic firms are working to create new tests that can detect rheumatoid arthritis earlier and also provide risk assessment profiles of patients that are more or less likely to suffer permanent physical damage as a result of the disease. [©Puwadol Jaturawutthichai/Shutterstock]

New Targets Identified For Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers part of a public-private partnership have identified new targets for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. That’s according to...
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Single Genetic Variant Associated with Cannabis Abuse

Researchers from the Danish psychiatric project (iPSYCH) report that they have found a specific gene that is associated with an increased risk of cannabis...

Illumina Prevails Against Ariosa in UK Patent Infringement Case

Illumina said it has won a decision in a U.K. patent court which sided with the company in ruling that one of its patents...
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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...

Invitae to Expand NIPS Services with Singular Bio Acquisition

Invitae said today it has agreed to acquire Singular Bio for $55 million, in a deal designed to bolster the buyer’s non-invasive prenatal screening...
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Gut Microbe Dampens Parkinson’s Treatment

For some time, gut microbes have been thought to metabolize and lessen the efficacy of levodopa, the primary drug treatment for Parkinson’s disease, but...
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Clinical NGS IDs Pathogens in Brain and Spinal Fluid Missed by Other Tests

Doctors were able to give critically ill patients with mysterious neurological symptoms life-saving treatment thanks to a new clinical application of next-generation sequencing (NGS)....
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