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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Living Coral Biobank

As coral reefs worldwide decline due to climate change, severe storm events and coral disease, Australian non-profit organisation GBR Legacy, with partners Corals of the World and Cairns Marine, will safeguard the biodiversity of all known hard coral species by...

Allen Institute Releases High-Resolution Dataset Of The Wiring Of The Mouse Brain

In their quest to map the millions of neural highways and connections in the brain, researchers at the Allen Institute have made a significant step forward, unveiling a new high-resolution view of the wiring diagram of the...

Broad And Sanger Reproduce CRISPR-Cas9 Genetic Knock-Out Screens In 725 Cancer Cell Line Models

A comprehensive map of genes necessary for cancer survival is one step closer, following the validation of the two largest CRISPR-Cas9 genetic screens in 725 cancer models across 25 different cancer types. Scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the...

Ambry Genetics Show Testing RNA And DNA Together Is More Sensitive For Breast Cancer...

Researchers at Ambry Genetics, a leading clinical genetic testing lab, have announced new data showing that conducting RNA and DNA tests for hereditary cancer risk at the same time identifies more patients with mutations that increase cancer risk than DNA...

NIH Director Statement: Dr. Joshua Denny Selected As CEO Of The “All of Us”...

I am delighted to announce the selection of Joshua Denny, M.D., M.S., as Chief Executive Officer of the All of Us Research Program. As CEO, Josh will oversee NIH’s efforts to build one of the largest and...

Biobanking Teeth Could Help To Forecast Mental Health Problems

Teeth could serve as an actionable new tool capable of measuring the presence and timing of childhood adversity, a major risk factor for psychiatric and physical health concerns in the future. The novel approach is outlined in...

Over 250,000 Participants Now Enrolled In Geisinger’s MyCode Precision Medicine Project

Geisinger’s groundbreaking precision medicine project, MyCode, has enrolled more than 250,000 participants in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, reaching a major landmark in the project. With DNA sequence and health data currently available on 145,000 of these participants, MyCode is the largest...

BC Platforms And IQVIA To Launch New Data Driven Technologies

BC Platforms, a world leader in genomic data management and analytics, has closed a USD $15 million financing round alongside a new commercial collaboration with IQVIA™. The round was led by IQVIA in conjunction with Debiopharm Innovation Fund and Tesi,...

Impact Of Chronic Eye Disease Among Latinos “Ojos” Study Receives $9.7 Million

With $9.7 million in funding from the National Eye Institute, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago will study the impact of chronic eye disease among Latinos. There are approximately 60 million Latinos living in the U.S., and the...

New Acoustofluidic Saliva Exosome Liquid Biopsy For Human Papilloma Virus 16

Unfortunately, cancers that occur in the back of the mouth and upper throat are often not diagnosed until they become advanced, partly because their location makes them difficult to see during routine clinical exams. A report in...

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