Blood test shows new mutations in NRAS and PI3K genes may lead to skin cancer relapse. [iStock/ftwitty]

Liquid Biopsy May Provide Early Warning of Skin Cancer Relapse

Blood test shows new mutations in NRAS and PI3K genes may lead to skin cancer relapse.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches CDx Alliance with Novartis, Pfizer

Thermo Fisher Scientific said today it will partner with Novartis and Pfizer to develop and commercialize a companion diagnostic for non-small cell lung cancer...
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Caris Inks Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics Deal with Threshold Pharmaceuticals

Caris will use its ADAPT system to develop a diagnostic intended to classify potential outcomes for Threshold's drug candidate evofosfamide.
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Next-Gen Sequencing for Diagnosing Brain Infections

New pilot study successfully used advanced DNA sequencing methods as a diagnostic tool to uncover latent brain infections.
Source: NIH

Ear Infection Gene Uncovered in Large Genomic Study

Scientists have discovered a gene region that raises the risk a child will have a middle ear infection.
Northwestern scientists develop a cancer-risk-predicting algorithm calculating epigenetic age on the basis of blood-based DNA methylation.

Epigenetic-Chronological Age Mismatch Warns of Cancer

Epigenetic age, a new way to measure biological age, is emerging as a way to assess human health and disease at a molecular level....
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CRISPR Protein Adapted to Create Diagnostic Tool

The tool could one day be used to respond to viral and bacterial outbreaks, monitor antibiotic resistance, and detect cancer.
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Flu Genome Study May Help Efforts to Detect Potential Pandemic

Similarity between two virus strains could predict their ability to mix genetic material to make a hybrid virus with pandemic potential
Bovine embryos were examined for abnormal chromosome segregation during development. [Maaike Catteeuw

Single-Cell Genomic Method Could Improve IVF Success

Researchers discovered errors during embryonic development that can lead to abnormal chromosome segregation, resulting in chimeric embryos
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Clinical Genomics Update: Beyond ACGT

A vast “technocopia” of powerful tools is available to be employed in the clinical arena following the evolution from forme fruste to research tools....
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