molecular diagnostics
Q&A: Confirming Next-Gen Sequencing Results with Sanger
Q&A: Confirming Next-Gen Sequencing Results with Sanger
Tracy Vence | Oct 11, 2016
Ambry Genetics CEO Aaron Elliott discusses his team’s recent analysis of 20,000 clinical next-generation sequencing panels.
Who Is Immune to Zika?
Who Is Immune to Zika?
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 11, 2016
Researchers tap into ongoing dengue studies to improve antibody-based diagnostic tests for Zika and address unanswered questions about the emerging virus’s epidemiology.
New Lyme Disease Test Developed by Summer Student
New Lyme Disease Test Developed by Summer Student
Jenny Rood | Aug 1, 2016
The high schooler was studying cancer biomarkers in a George Mason University lab when her familial experiences with Lyme disease sparked an idea.
Banking on Blood Tests
Banking on Blood Tests
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Apr 1, 2016
How close are liquid biopsies to replacing current diagnostics?
FDA: Lab Tests Can Cause Harm
FDA: Lab Tests Can Cause Harm
Tracy Vence | Nov 17, 2015
The US Food and Drug Administration cites cases in which laboratory-developed tests “may have caused or have caused actual harm to patients.”
Exomes in the Clinic
Exomes in the Clinic
Tracy Vence | Oct 21, 2014
Two teams report molecular diagnosis rates of 25 percent sequencing separate sets of patients with undiagnosed, suspected genetic conditions.
High-Tech Yogurt Could Detect Disease
High-Tech Yogurt Could Detect Disease
Molly Sharlach | Oct 16, 2014
Nanoparticle-producing bacteria may simplify the diagnosis of cancer and other medical conditions.
IDing Cancer with 3-D Genomics
IDing Cancer with 3-D Genomics
Tracy Vence | May 7, 2014
In a proof-of-principle study, scientists show that the three-dimensional shape of a cancer cell genome can reliably classify subtypes of human leukemia.
Next Generation: Cancer Cell Protein Profiling
Next Generation: Cancer Cell Protein Profiling
Abby Olena | Jan 15, 2014
Antibody barcoding allows scientists and clinicians to analyze protein expression in small amounts of cancer tissue.