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Liquid biopsies offer faster and more accurate biomarker identification for bowel cancer patients

Written by Poppy Jayne Morgan A new study in ESMO Open has identified a faster and more accurate diagnosing tool […]

Sepsis-Associated Variants Integrated into Polygenic Risk Score

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  Researchers at the University of Michigan have published a study in PLOS ONE identifying […]

Genetic variant affects the impact of brain stimulation on memory

A new study has revealed that a variant of the gene BDNF can affect an individual’s response to brain stimulation. […]

The low portability of polygenic scores using UK Biobank data

Using data derived from the UK Biobank, researchers have found that polygenic scores have low portability between genetic populations. Polygenic […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: Genomics of tree health and adaptation – Richard Buggs, Evolutionary Biologist

Richard Buggs is a Professor of Evolutionary Genomics at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) and a Senior Research Leader […]

Genome Giants – Janina Jeff, Staff Bioinformatics Scientist, Illumina

Janina Jeff is an American geneticist and Staff Bioinformatics Scientist at Illumina. Jeff is particularly interested in identifying genetic variants […]

New ultra-sensitive detection of human papillomavirus (HPV)

Researchers have explored whether a sequencing approach, called HPV-seq, could improve detection of the human papillomavirus in patients with low […]

Is nanopore sequencing the future?

Nanopore-based methods took over 25 years to fully materialise, which involved the collaboration of both academia and industry. It is […]

How did Illumina dominate the sequencing market?

The 2024 Sequencing Buyer’s Guide Illumina’s systems employ short-read sequencing techniques, which has been the predominant NGS technology for the […]

What is multiplex PCR?

The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a well-established amplification technique that is widely used to rapidly make millions of copies […]