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Next-Generation Sequencing – News and Features

White outline of a human liver and blood vessels on a woman wearing a grey t-shirt.
Article

A Reflection on Global Fatty Liver Day 2024: How Organ-on-a-Chip Addresses R&D Challenges

To commemorate Global Fatty Liver Day, this article explores how organ-on-a-chip models are transforming liver disease research.
An astronaut floats in space above Earth.
News

Space Omics and Medical Atlas Database Could Enhance the Health of Earthlings

The Space Omics and Medical Atlas was developed as a biomarker tool to study the health of astronauts, but it could also benefit earthlings.
Double helix structure of DNA.
News

Unraveling the Origins of a Genetic Variant Linked to Fungal Infections

A recent discovery by Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) researchers suggests that a specific variant of CARD9 prevalent across northern China, Korea, and Japan may have originated from a common ancestor.
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News

Placental Immune Cells Reveal the Health of Fetal Brain Cells

The health of fetal macrophages in the placenta can act as an indicator of the health of fetal brain cells, reveals a new study.
Omid Farokhzad, chair and CEO at Seer.
Industry Insight

Pushing the Boundaries of Biological Discovery in Proteomics

Dr. Omid Farokhzad, chair and CEO at Seer, discusses how to achieve deep, unbiased and scalable analysis of the proteome at speed at ASMS 2024.
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News

CRISPR Technology Used To Edit Photosynthesis for the First Time

A team from the Innovative Genomics Institute at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) has produced an increase in gene expression in a food crop by changing its upstream regulatory DNA.
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News

Patients With Schizophrenia Are Three Times More Likely To Have Bartonella DNA in Their Blood

A new study has found that patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or another psychotic disorder are three times more likely to have Bartonella DNA in their blood.
Cancer cells.
News

“Molecular Portrait” Established of Key Pancreatic Cancer Gene

Researchers have established the most comprehensive molecular portrait of the workings of KRAS, a key cancer-causing gene or “oncogene,” and how its activities impact pancreatic cancer outcomes.
A macrophage cell.
News

Macrophages Promote Muscle Healing By Behaving Like Mural Cells

A new study from researchers at Uppsala University establishes that macrophage in the adult ischemic muscle induce a phenotype switch into mural cells to support restoration of functional blood flow and thereby promote healing.
Neurons degenerating.
News

Long-Read Sequencing Identifies RNA Isoforms in Alzheimer’s Patients

Researchers at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging are working to develop a pre-symptomatic disease diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease.
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