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In-Depth Cancer Protein Mapping Project Sheds Light on Disease Processes

Findings from the the Cancer Cell Map Initiative for breast and head and neck cancer improve knowledge of these cancers and could help clinicians make better treatment decisions, isolate new biomarkers and develop novel therapeutics in the future.
More than 60 healthcare stakeholders have signed a letter urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to revise its interpretation of the National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

Stakeholders Urge CMS to Revise NCD Interpretation for NGS Tests

63 organizations ask agency to revise its interpretation of National Coverage Determination by limiting it to somatic mutation testing.
RNA species help regulate gene expression transcriptionally and post-transcriptionally. At the transcriptional level

The Epigenetic Insights of RNA-Seq

The use of RNA-Seq to investigate RNA species and how they can regulate gene expression has enormous applicability.
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March of the Microbes

Researchers are harnessing the power of the human microbiome to improve health and target disease
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Annoroad Gene Technology Acquires 10 PacBio Sequel System Sequencers

Beijing-based provider of genomics services aims to build the “world’s leading genome center" with a variety of sequencing platforms

From Bench to Clinic—The Potential of New Sequencing Tools

Sponsored content brought to you by As genome sequencing technology advances, researchers are increasingly exploring emerging tools for a host of potential clinical applications. Andrew...
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Westchester Biotech Project Aims to Become Rare Disease “Hub”

The coalition, which includes researchers, biopharmas and entrepreneurs intends to foster rare disease collaborations on a global scale
Breast cancer cells, SEM

Proteogenomic Approach Could Help Tailor Breast Cancer Treatment

Using a combination of proteomic analyses and DNA and RNA sequencing to profile breast cancer tumors could lead to more effective, tailored treatment, suggests research from the Broad Institute and Baylor College of Medicine.
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells under the microscope

DNA Study Detects Children with High-Risk AML

The new research offers insight into how this form of blood cancer can develop in children and may lead to new ways of identifying which patients have a high-risk form of the disease.
Herpes Simplex Virus Infection

More Evidence Found of Connection Between HSV-1 and Neurodegenerative Diseases

In a “first of its kind” study, researchers at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) have presented information suggesting a new potential direct link between herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and glaucoma.