Diagnostics

Diagnostics allow for the identification of cancer types and other crucial biomarkers, and are used right through from discovery to market.

Following the Recent Raid, Could uBiome Become Theranos 2.0?

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.

ClinGen Gets FDA Recognition

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced ClinGen as the first FDA-designated public genetic variants repository this week.

A New Approach To Detecting Cancer Earlier From Blood Tests

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.

GWAS Coming Of Age

There’s a fantastic editorial over in nature medicine that you should really take a look at, if you’re interested in finding out more about where the future of GWAS might be heading.

Sequencing Buyers’ Guide

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 […]

A WGS Workflow For the NHS

Researchers, led by scientists at University College London, have developed a novel paediatric whole genome sequencing workflow that could run within the current National Health Service system.

New Arthritis Severity Gene Found

A new gene associated with disease severity in models of rheumatoid arthritis has been identified by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.