Transcriptomic Classification of Pediatric Cancers Shows Potential to Improve Clinical Diagnoses
In a new paper, computational biologists at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children described their atlas of childhood cancer subtypes and a corresponding search tool.
White House Report Outlines Goals to Advance Genomic Research, Precision Therapy Development
The report, on goals for biotechnology and biomanufacturing in the US, suggests areas of investment including multiomics, cell therapies, gene editing, and microbial genome sequencing.
Thermo Fisher Scientific's IonTorrent Genexus platform can provide cancer panel results in about a day, but data on clinical impact of the fast turnaround has not yet been produced.
ACMG: Rare Disease Patients in Poor Countries See Benefit from Clinical Whole-Genome Sequencing
Patients in Illumina's global iHope philanthropic clinical WGS program saw changes in their management regardless of whether they lived in wealthy or poor countries.
With $8 million in seed funding, Droplet is developing a test for minimal residual disease detection in head and neck cancer, with research ongoing for other promising targets.