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]

Proofreading RNA

August 23, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

RNA Making DNA Copies in a Droplet of Water
In the evolution of life on Earth, reverse transcriptase played a leading [MORE]

The Genome Data Commons

August 23, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Data Entry
As the end of June, the National Cancer Institute announced its partnering with Foundation Medicine, Inc. to expand the [MORE]

An App Store for Personal Genomics

April 5, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

The “industry” of consumer genomics has been slow to get off the ground, but that hasn’t stopped companies from trying. [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]

Genomic Studies of Lifestyle

March 29, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

The Human Genome Project
Predictive genomics is still in its infancy, but genome wide association studies of diseases, like lung cancer, [MORE]

The Genetics Behind Prions

March 22, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

This piece is a touching story about young husband and wife researchers at the Broad Institute working on the genetics [MORE]

CHOP’s Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine

March 8, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Open Data Archives
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the nation’s oldest pediatric hospital and largest in terms of its research programs, has [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]

On/Off Switch for CRISPR-Cas9

January 5, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

CRISPR Cas9 Mode of Action
CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing has been hailed as the most promising discovery in genomics since PCR. But [MORE]