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Identifying Cancer Type from a Single Blood Test
Identifying Cancer Type from a Single Blood Test
News   Mar 24, 2017

Researchers in the United States have developed a computer program that can simultaneously detect cancer and identify where in the body the cancer is located, from a patient’s blood sample.

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Smartphone-based Assay Enables Point-of-care Diagnosis of Sperm Abnormalities
Smartphone-based Assay Enables Point-of-care Diagnosis of Sperm Abnormalities
News   Mar 24, 2017

Results show that the smartphone-based device has 98% accuracy in identifying abnormal sperm samples, even when it was used by untrained users.

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Enter the Epitranscriptome
Enter the Epitranscriptome
News   Mar 24, 2017

We now know that RNA can be methylated just like DNA and in a highly specific way that can affect it's function.

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Embryonic Mutations Stay With You for Life
Embryonic Mutations Stay With You for Life
News   Mar 24, 2017

The earliest mutations of human life have been observed by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators.

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Simplified Production of Human Brain and Muscle Cells
Simplified Production of Human Brain and Muscle Cells
News   Mar 24, 2017

A new platform technology, OPTi-OX, optimises the way of switching on genes in human stem cells, enabling the production of millions of human brain and muscle cells in days.

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Measuring Heart Toxicity of Cancer Drugs
Measuring Heart Toxicity of Cancer Drugs
News   Mar 24, 2017

Using human heart cells generated from adult stem cells, researchers have developed an index that may be used to determine how toxic a group of cancer drugs, called tyrosine kinase inhibitors.

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Targeting a Tumor Trigger
Targeting a Tumor Trigger
News   Mar 24, 2017

Researchers explore a potential therapeutic approach against cancer stem cells.

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Assembling  a Human Genome for Under $10,000
Assembling a Human Genome for Under $10,000
News   Mar 24, 2017

Assembling a genome now costs 400,000 times less than it did 15 years ago.

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Guidelines Issued to Improve NGS Workflow in Oncology
Guidelines Issued to Improve NGS Workflow in Oncology
News   Mar 24, 2017

NGS testing experts publish consensus recommendations to help ensure high-quality sequencing results for better cancer patient care.

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Testing the Efficacy of Gene Therapies
Testing the Efficacy of Gene Therapies
News   Mar 24, 2017

Using a new cellular model, innovative gene therapy approaches for the hereditary immunodeficiency Chronic Granulomatous Disease can be tested more rapidly and more cost-effectively in the lab for their efficacy.

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