Cell-Free DNA as a Diagnostic for Many Diseases

August 2, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

When cells die, either naturally or from disease, their protein and DNA debris ends up in circulating blood. Mass spectroscopy [MORE]

Blood Test for Multiple Heart Diseases

April 5, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood Test
Despite the fact that this piece is an advertisement masquerading as a news item, it describes an interesting development [MORE]

Speeding up Nanopore Trapping

March 1, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Threaded Through Nanopipette
Collaborating researchers—chemists at Imperial College London, and electrical and biomedical engineers at the University of Minnesota—have devised [MORE]

DNA Methylation and RNA Transcription Revealed

February 16, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Methylation
With a new sequencing and informatics approach called “scM&T-seq” British and Belgian biologists have shown that it’s possible to [MORE]

Single Molecule Targeting Sequencing

December 15, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Direct Genomics (Shenzhen, China) “is introducing the first single molecule DNA sequencer for clinical use that does not require any [MORE]

J. Craig Venter’s $250 Genome for Consumers

November 24, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

J. Craig Venter
Entering the race to sequence the human genome after the government-sponsored team had a decade head start with [MORE]

Illumina and You as an App

November 10, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Illumina Gene Sequencing Machines
In what seems like a gigantic opportunity for product liability lawyers, sequencer-maker Illumina plans to launch a [MORE]

DNA Sequencing at Birth: the BabySeq Project

October 13, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Molecular DNA Model
Since 1970, virtually every baby born in the US has undergone screening with Guthrie tests (a protein analysis [MORE]

Perspective on “Next Generation Sequencing”

August 18, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Sequencing
DNA sequencing holds great insight for predicting, diagnosing, preventing, and treating cancer, cardiovascular disease and kidney disease, but the [MORE]

Mini-ion Pocket Sequencer

May 19, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mini-ION DNA Sequencer
The “MiniION” is a portable DNA sequencer that’s slightly smaller than an iPhone. While its miniaturized nanopore technology [MORE]

The Matchmaker Exchange

April 28, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Matchmaker Exchange Participants
Some 200,000 people worldwide have had their genomes sequenced, and today it takes about a half hour to [MORE]

Venter’s Human Longevity, Inc.

March 24, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

J. Craig Venter
Its banner reads: “Aging is the single biggest risk factor for virtually every significant human disease. . .” [MORE]

Genomic Benchmarking

April 8, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human Genome in 3-D
In the beginning, there were the government supported Human Genome Mapping Project, and the privately funded one [MORE]

240 Genomes Sequenced in 50 hours

April 8, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Beagle Computer
The day of the $1,000 genome may have already arrived, but that’s only for the cost of sequencing.  Analyzing [MORE]