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Take a Tour of a COVID-19 Multi-Omics Data Dashboard
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A COVID-19 multi-omics data dashboard was generated by authors of a paper recently published in Cell Systems. Ian Miller, research data scientist at the Coon Laboratory, University of Wisconsin-Madison, was a key developer of the platform and walked Technology Networks through some key features of each type of analysis.

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COVID-19 Multi-Omics Research: Strategies, Insights and Tools
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In this article, we explore multi-omic approaches to COVID-19 research and explore some of the computational and statistical tools being developed to support multi-omic analyses.

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Non-Invasive Biomarker Can Track and Verify Senolytic Drug Efficacy
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In a new study published in Cell Metabolism, scientists share their discovery of a novel, non-invasive biomarker test that can be utilized to measure and track the performance of senolytic drugs.

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A View to Improving AMD and Vision Loss
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New scientific approaches such as metabolomics and proteomics are shedding light on the causes of AMD and other eye diseases. In this article, we explore how these powerful modern methods are revealing novel biomarkers that are leading to the development of new diagnostic, monitoring and predictive tools, as well as potential treatment options.

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Genome Sequencing in Modern Medicine: An Interview With Genomics England
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In the UK, Genomics England is pioneering a "lasting legacy" for patients by introducing genomic sequencing into the wider healthcare system. Technology Networks interviewed Clinical Director Dr Richard Scott, to find out more.

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Vaccine Passports: More Problematic Than Useful?
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Vaccines have become the golden ticket that can transport us back to a time when routine activities, such as attending school or taking vacations, didn’t seem fraught with danger. What’s the best way to go about re-establishing these activities? One idea that’s getting discussed seriously is giving those who have been immunized a vaccination passport.

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RNA Polymerase: Function and Definition
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Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) polymerase is an intermediary enzyme responsible for processing gene sequences into RNA-based genetic material that can be utilized in protein synthesis. In this article, we define RNA polymerase and further explore its various functions throughout cell biology.

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Leveraging Pseudoviruses in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic
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The incredible efforts of scientists and public health agencies worldwide in response to SARS-CoV-2 has resulted in the emergency use authorization and rapid deployment of antibody-based countermeasures, including therapies and vaccines. Their effectiveness is typically measured in a neutralization assay, however, biosafety restrictions make working with SARS-CoV-2 challenging. We take a look at how pseudovirus may offer an alternative tool.

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New Platform Connects the Genome and Proteome Worlds
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The EMBL-EBI announced that it had launched the Genome Integrations with Function and Sequence, or GIFTS, platform in January. This will enable scientists that are using Ensembl and UniProt to access all of the up-to-date genomic and protein data for human and mouse genomes. Technology Networks spoke with the scientists behind GIFTS to learn more.

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The Tumor Microenvironment: Local Effects With Widespread Consequences
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In this article, we explore the tumor microenvironment (TME), immune infiltration, particularly macrophages, as well as epigenetically-regulated metabolic rewiring.

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