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Next-Generation Sequencing – News and Features

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Zebrafish Immune System Linked to Ability To Regenerate Damaged Heart Tissue

A heart attack will leave a permanent scar on a human heart, yet other animals, including zebrafish, can clear cardiac scar tissue and regrow damaged muscle. A new study sheds light on the molecular and cellular mechanisms at play in this regeneration.
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Researchers Identify Monkeypox Virus Genomic Changes Associated With Transmissibility

Genomic variations in the monkeypox virus genome have been identified that may be the cause of increased transmissibility.
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Industry Insight

Sequencing Life To Conserve Biodiversity

Neil Ward tells us about the role that genomics can play in conserving biodiversity and how innovative technologies such as HiFi sequencing are helping biodiversity projects.
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Extended Blood Typing Needed for Improving Transfusion Safety

Explore how high-throughput DNA-based genotyping can offer a cost-effective way to screen extended blood types.
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Novel Method Allows Simultaneous Fluorescent Labeling of Many Proteins

Observing proteins precisely within cells is extremely important for many branches of research but has been a significant technical challenge. A research group has now overcome this hurdle: With a novel method.
Dr. Khadijah A. Mitchell

Cancer Research, Mentorship and Confidence in Your Competence With Dr. Khadijah A. Mitchell

Cancer researcher Dr. Khadijah A. Mitchell reflects on her journey into studying health disparities, touches on the importance of mentorship and shares some inspiring advice for women and girls considering a career in STEMM.
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Urine Test Detects High-Grade Prostate Cancer

A novel urine-based test that measures 18 markers can accurately detect high-grade prostate cancer, potentially reducing the need for invasive biopsies.
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Immune Cells “Remember” the Pain of Newborn Injuries

In recent years, a growing body of research has shown that the human body can “remember” the pain of newborn injuries–including life-saving surgeries–all the way into adolescence.
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Siblings' Rare Genetic Mutation Offers Clues for Type 1 Diabetes Therapy

Two siblings who have the only known mutations in a key gene anywhere in the world have helped scientists gain new insights that could help progress the search for new treatments in type 1 diabetes.
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Study Identifies Genetic Roots of PTSD

Findings from the largest genetic study of PTSD to date could help explain why only some people develop the condition after experiencing trauma.