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]

Genetic Link to Autism

August 25, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Protein SHANK3
“Spectrum disorder” actually applies to every disease, but it has gained notable usage in describing autism, where genetic and [MORE]

Mapping DNA Repair in the Human Genome

July 14, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Repair
An unfortunate reality of cancer is that means for killing tumor cells (chemotherapy and radiation) can also cause more [MORE]

Predictive Modeling: the Future of Health Care?

July 7, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Dr. Patrick Soon Shiong
Whether he turns out to be the hero of his own life or that station will be [MORE]

Using CRISPR/Cas for “Knock In” Cassettes

June 30, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

“Knock out” mice—so called because one of several means has been used to inactivate a murine gene—have been invaluable research [MORE]

Predicting Tumor Aggressiveness

May 26, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Here’s a math score that really could kill you. In this case MATH (meaning mutant-allele tumor heterogeneity) is a bioinformatics [MORE]

Genetic Observations from DeCode Iceland

May 5, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Decode Genetics
St. Louis, MO has a population of about 320,000, as does Iceland. Based on DNA and genealogy studies of [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]

While Genome Analysis in 90 Minutes; Whole Exomes in Less Than 60 minutes

April 7, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Churchill Fast Human Genome Analysis
You may have seen that television commercial which tells us it took 13 years to do [MORE]

“Compressed Sensing;” Must Read

March 17, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Beregninger Compressed Sensing
Magnetic resonance imaging and DNA sequencing both involve huge amount of data for analysis and storage. What would [MORE]

Perspective on Data-Driven Healthcare

December 9, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Data Driven Healthcare
Hippocrates would have understood the concept of “data-driven healthcare, but neither he nor most people before the last [MORE]