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Researchers at the Rare Genomics Institute look at how families finance the cost of diagnostic exome sequencing.

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Exome Sequencing Helps Crack Rare Disease Diagnosis

By Amanda B. Keener | May 1, 2018

Clinical analyses of patients’ gene sequences are helping to provide answers where none were available before.

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A new device uses anchored nanowires to capture extracellular vesicles from pee for microRNA analysis.

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Mutations in the TP53 gene appear to influence the prognosis and likelihood of future cancers in pediatric leukemia patients.

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image: Infographic: Capturing Exosomes From Fluids

Infographic: Capturing Exosomes From Fluids

By Ruth Williams | April 1, 2018

A microfluidic device collects microRNAs for analysis.

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image: First Blood Test for Concussion Approved by FDA

First Blood Test for Concussion Approved by FDA

By Kerry Grens | February 16, 2018

The diagnostic measures two proteins indicative of brain injury.

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SHERLOCK and DETECTR can identify particular nucleic acid sequences, while CAMERA records events in human and bacterial cells.

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image: Urine Test for TB Yields Results in 12 Hours

Urine Test for TB Yields Results in 12 Hours

By Jef Akst | December 14, 2017

The new test could improve upon two current methods to diagnose tuberculosis—a skin test or culturing bacteria from saliva, both of which take days.

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Medical Labs Sue US Government Over Medicare Fees

By Kerry Grens | December 12, 2017

The American Clinical Laboratory Association claims that scheduled reimbursements for tests are too low and could put small companies out of business.

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services propose covering the test with Medicare. 

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