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Genomics week in brief: Week ending 12th June

We have got you covered for another week with all of the latest genomics news and research in one place!

Top stories from the past week

  • An experimental monoclonal antibody has been found to completely prevent nonhuman primates from being infected with the monkey form of HIV. (Chang et al, 2021)
  • Salk Institute researchers have shown how to optimise the production of insulin-producing cells from stem cells. (Liu et al, 2021)
  • Researchers have found a single biomarker that can accurately indicate the presence of underlying neurodegeneration in people with cognitive issues. (Ashton et al, 2021)
  • Using single-cell and spatial omics technologies, researchers have analysed the transcriptome during early zebrafish development. (Holler et al, 2021)
  • Scientists have discovered that cells sometimes release DNA fragments at sites of paired, or double, double-strand breaks. (Prieler et al, 2021)
  • Researchers have identified a gene that plays a minor role in congenital heart disease. (Lang et al, 2021)
  • A new study has revealed that XRCC1 doesn’t just simply repair DNA, but in fact suppresses the toxic effects of PARP. (Demin et al, 2021)
  • Researchers have used silica capsules to encapsulate data-encoding DNA file sequences, enabling access of files. (Banal et al, 2021)
  • A new platform – AstroPath – combines astronomic image analysis and mapping with pathology specimens to analyse microscopic images of tumours. (Berry et al, 2021)

In other news

  • The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) has recommended a minimum set of pharmacogenetic alleles to guide clinical CYP2D6 genotype testing. (Pratt et al, 2021)

Events

  • Join us on Thursday 17th June at 3pm BST/4pm CEST/10am EDT for the latest webinar in our ‘Single Cell & Spatial Omics ONLINE’ series. In this webinar, we highlight the impact these technologies are having on the hunt for new therapeutic targets. Register here to watch the webinar live or on-demand.
  • Make sure you join us on Tuesday 22nd June at 3pm BST/4pm CEST/10am EDT for our latest webinar – ‘Reimagine neuroscience with single cell and spatial multiomics’. In this webinar, we will delve into how single cell and spatial technologies are transforming neurobiological research. Register here to watch the webinar live or on-demand.

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