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]

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]