uBiome, a Silicon Valley startup providing tests focussing on the microbiome and its importance to health, is under investigation after an FBI raid on its offices over how it was allegedly billing its customers. The company has received significant criticism recently for handling of the cofounders’ relationship and alleged corner-cutting during its scientific work.
Diagnostics allow for the identification of cancer types and other crucial biomarkers, and are used right through from discovery to market.
Cancer scientists led by principal investigator Dr. Daniel De Carvalho at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have combined “liquid biopsy,” epigenetic alterations and machine learning to develop a blood test to detect and classify cancer at its earliest stages.
We spoke to Dr. David R. Hillyard MD, Chair and Medical Director of Molecular Infectious Diseases at ARUP Laboratories, about his work within the realm of infectious diseases and the increasing role of molecular diagnostics in combating pathogens.
Genomics England names Congenica as its Clinical Decision Support Service partner for the delivery of the NHS Genomic Medicine Service.
Rady Children’s Hospital has launched a new, California State-funded initiative called Project Baby Bear to cover rWGS for critically ill newborns across the state.
The development of the first automated DNA sequencers completely revolutionized the field of DNA sequencing and, eventually, made it possible to publish the first draft sequences of the human genome. Since then, a whole host of companies have developed their own approaches to DNA sequencing, resulting in a market that is filled with different possibilities […]
Precision medicine is showing significant signs of success across tumour types.
Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have solved a mystery that has lingered ever since the dangers of the drug first became apparent: how did the drug produce such severe fetal harm?
With artificial intelligence, machines can now examine thousands of medical images for signs of disease. Will this technology replace doctors – or work side by side with them?
Thanks to a newly developed computational method, researchers can accurately predict how one subpopulation of cells can be converted into another.