Kaiser Permanente’s Research Biobank Is Currently Largest (Non-Governmental) in the US

December 19, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Research Biorepository Kaiser Permanente
This piece should be read with an eye to the previous story about hacking DNA sequencers. The [MORE]

Perspective on DNA Sequencing

December 12, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA 3D Model
Keep in mind that the Human Genome Project completed its “rough draft” only a dozen years ago; since [MORE]

A Cancer Pathology Gene Atlas

October 31, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

New Pathology Atlas Launched
Quoting directly: “A new Pathology Atlas has been launched with an analysis of all human genes in [MORE]

Metabolomics in Personalized Medicine

September 26, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

“You have tens of thousands of genes, of which tens of thousands will be expressed – and you also have [MORE]

Nanoparticle-Enabled Gene Editing

April 18, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

CRISPR Delivery Mechanism
Getting CRISPR-Cas 9 molecules to their target cells without damage or off-targeting has been an obstacle for gene [MORE]

Sequencing Every Species on Earth

April 11, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cell Types
Recently, researchers called together by the Smithsonian Initiative on Biodiversity Genomics, and the Beijing Genomics Institute, proposed launching a [MORE]

DNA Methylation in Pediatric Bone Cancer

March 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ewing Sarcoma
A prevailing theory in cancers’ origins is that, over time, cells accumulate enough DNA damage that result in uncontrolled [MORE]

Chinese Develop Whole Genome Sequencing Liquid Biopsy Test

March 7, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Liquid Biopsy Test
Healthcare ought to have a cohort of people designated as “Uber-wealthy worried well,” or “UWW.” Because, for them, [MORE]

Single Cell Sequencing

February 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bio-Rad Illumina Single-Cell Genome Analysis
Early last month, the collaboration between Illumina (San Diego, CA) and Bio-Rad Laboratories (Hercules, CA) released [MORE]

500+ Gene Liquid Biopsy

February 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood Sample
Liquid biopsy isn’t yet the gold standard for tumor analysis, but it is moving rapidly in that direction. This [MORE]

Data Analytics When Patients Don’t Trust Data

February 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Health Technology
Now, as we proceed into the era of “big data” healthcare, a recent survey reveals that more than half [MORE]

Genetic “Fingerprint” of Prostate Cancer

February 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

About a third of men who are successfully treated (surgery and radiation) for localized prostate cancer still go on to [MORE]

Comparing Sequencing Platforms Using the Same Tumor Tissue

February 7, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Foundation Medicine (Cambridge, MA) and Guardant Health (Redwood City, CA) both have genomic sequencing platforms for genomic cancer. Foundation analyzes [MORE]

Therapeutic Angiogenesis via Autophagy

November 1, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Yoshinori Ohsumi
Last month, Yoshinori Ohsumi won this year’s Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries about the cellular [MORE]