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]

Proteomic Pathways to Huntington’s Disease

January 5, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

The inherited genetic pathology of Huntington’s disease has been known for more than 20 years: in the first exon of [MORE]

Profiling Prostate Cancer

November 24, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Lab Technologist
The PSA assay for prostate cancer is notoriously inaccurate, opening the way for a better diagnostic of this major [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]

90% of Advanced Prostate Cancers have Clinically Actionable Genetic Aberrations

November 17, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Genetic Counseling
In a collaboration involving eight centers in the US and Europe, researchers sequenced DNA and RNA from tissue biopsies [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]

A Protein Called “TOPLESS”

October 20, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Why would a biomedical research institute, focusing on cancer, conduct research on plant proteins? The answer explains why the [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]

Liquid Biopsies for Solid Tumors

October 6, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood Test
There are nine companies now in development of liquid biopsies for solid tumors, though none have won FDA approval [MORE]

Genome Sequencing in the Palm of Your Hand

September 8, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanopore miniION
It wasn’t that long ago when a DNA sequencer, like the ABI machines the Human Genome Project relied upon, [MORE]