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RNA Biomarkers and Splicing Help Identify and Target Secondary Leukemia

Discovery involves secondary AML, which particularly afflicts older patients and has poor prognoses.
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Genome Sequencing Identifies Cause of Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy

Whole-genome analysis of 14 patients reveals mutations and rearrangements in known EIEE genes that went undetected by whole-exome sequencing
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More Evidence of Autism’s Link to Mitochondrial DNA Mutations

Large study from Cornell University researchers of affected children shows inherited and spontaneous mutations increase autism risk.
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Guardant to Develop Liquid Biopsy CDxes for AZ’s Tagrisso, Infimzi

The deal will employ the Guardant360 CDx test for Tagrisso, and GuardantOMNI to develop a plasma-based TMB score CDx for immunotherapies
Canopy Biosciences has exclusively licensed technology for error correction in next generation sequencing (NGS) from Washington University in St. Louis. [jxfzsy/Getty]

Canopy Licenses NGS Error Correction Technology From Washington University

Method uses unique molecular index to help differentiate rare genetic events from errors that may have occurred in the sequencing workflow
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Metabolon to Profile Samples of Million Veteran Program Participants

Company will use its Precision Metabolomics technology to analyze samples, with the aim of identifying biomarkers of wellness and disease
The family trees of the two families with the MS-causing mutation. (M) individuals with the mutation; (black circles) individuals with MS and age of disease onset; (gray circles or squares) individuals with the mutation whose health is unknown. [Carles Vilarino-Guell/University of British Columbia]

Gene Mutation Responsible for Multiple Sclerosis Discovered

The MS causing genetic mutation should erase doubts that some forms of the neurological disease are inherited.
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CRISPR Enhancement Cures Genetic Disease in Mice

Scientists use CRISPR-Cas gene editing technology to correct the gene mutation that cause the metabolic disorder phenylketonuria in mice
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Episona Launches Direct-to-Consumer Test for Male Infertility

The test returns results to a patient and ordering doctor within 3 weeks to help guide fertility treatments, such as in vitro fertilization.
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Human Longevity Launches Health Nucleus X Pilot

The pilot program is intended to provide clients with actionable insights to their health based on genomics and advanced MRI.
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