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2012-09-20 16:43:40

The cost of sequencing the entire human genome, or exome — the regions of the genome that are translated into proteins that affect cell behavior — has decreased significantly, to the point where the cost of looking at the majority of a patient's genomic data may be less expensive than undertaking one or two targeted genetic tests. While efficient, the acquisition of this much genetic data — in some cases as many as 1.5 to 2 million variants — creates other challenges....

2012-09-13 10:30:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced it is now shipping the Ion Proton(TM) System. The platform's speed, ease-of-use and affordability will democratize genome sequencing. For the first time, genome-scale sequencing is accessible to all scientists and medical researchers, enabling an unprecedented wave of innovation in life sciences and the advancement of clinical research. "The Ion Proton System is an important...

2012-09-05 11:45:11

The Cancer Genetics Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine now offers the Cancer Exome Sequencing test, which uses next-generation sequencing to identify acquired changes in the DNA of a patient's tumor. "Cancer exome sequencing is poised to change the current paradigm of genetic testing for cancer patients," said Dr. Federico Monzon, director of molecular pathology at the Cancer Genetics Laboratory at BCM. "Rather than testing a single gene or panel of genes, cancer exome sequencing...

2012-09-04 11:25:20

Reconstructing the spread of killer diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) from person to person using DNA sequencing quickly identifies the origin and movement of pathogens. This approach is directly informing public health strategies to control infectious disease outbreaks, says a scientist speaking at the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn Conference at the University of Warwick. A team from the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control in Vancouver, Canada used whole-genome...

2012-08-13 06:25:08

ORANGE, Calif., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a pilot study designed to advance personalized treatment for children and teens battling recurrent cancer, the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's is the first organization to utilize Illumina's RapidTrack Whole Genome Sequencing (RapidTrack WGS) service for cancer samples. RapidTrack WGS will enable the study to gather whole genome sequencing data in high depth within 14 days, which is the fastest sample-to-data turnaround time...

2012-07-26 01:17:16

A University of Sheffield academic is helping a team of citizen scientists to carry out crucial research into European genetic heritage. Citizen Scientists are not required to have a scientific background or training, but instead they possess a passion for the subject and are increasingly being empowered by the scientific community to get involved in research. Dr Andy Grierson, from the University of Sheffield´s Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), has helped a team...

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2012-07-23 21:46:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Life Technologies Corporation announced it plans to compete for the $10 million X PRIZE by being the first to rapidly and accurately sequence 100 whole human genomes at $1,000 a pop. The healthy competition will help jump start the world's first clinical standard that will transform genome sequencing into usable medical information to improve diagnostics and treatments. The team competing will use the company's new bench top Ion...

2012-07-02 12:53:40

Hybrid error-correction approach boosts accuracy of 'long reads' to 99.9 percent The next "next-gen" technology in genome sequencing has gotten a major boost. A quantitative biologist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and collaborators today published results of experiments that demonstrate the power of so-called single-molecule sequencing, which was recently introduced but whose use has so far been limited by technical issues. The team, led by CSHL Assistant Professor Michael...

2012-06-25 16:27:39

Results from the first use of this technique in the clinic The first report of the diagnostic use of the technique of exome sequencing, where short sequences of DNA are analyzed, shows that it can give good results at low cost, a researcher from The Netherlands will tell the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics today (Monday). The scientists were able to perform a genetic diagnosis in around 20% of 100 cases of patients with intellectual disability (ID) and 50% of...

2012-06-19 02:27:05

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced it has partnered with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) to advance pediatric genomic research on the Ion Proton(TM) Sequencer. Under the agreement, the semiconductor-based platform will be the primary instrument on which multiple clinical research samples will be mapped daily on four sequencers in the hospital's newly launched Centre for Genetic Medicine. SickKids and Life...