Genomics
BD launches new digital marketplace for flow cytometry
Becton Dickinson (BD) has launched bdbiosciences.com, an updated digital marketplace for flow cytometry. The new website provides an enhanced online purchasing experience for flow cytometry users and their procurement teams. Read More
Nvidia launches Cambridge-1 AI supercomputer to spark life sciences research
Graphics processing unit technology developer Nvidia has launched an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered supercomputer in the U.K. that enables researchers in digital biology and genomics. Read More
Innovation in single-cell sequencing unlocks 10x more data from each cell
A new single-cell sequencing method yields at least 10 times more data for each individual cell compared to previous techniques. The method, published in Nature Biotechnology on July 5, may help cancer researchers uncover new insights into the biological underpinnings of cancer such as drug resistance. Read More
Algorithm expands what scientists can uncover from individual cells
A new software tool can help researchers further utilize single-cell RNA sequencing data to learn more about individual cells by incorporating biologically relevant data into the analysis. The machine-learning algorithm, detailed in Genome Research on June 30, can be used to predict which transcription factors are most active in individual cells. Read More
Oncolytic viruses move closer to becoming effective cancer therapies
Scientists are identifying key factors that aid in the effectiveness of oncolytic viruses during the treatment of cancers, which could lead to better immunotherapies and inform clinicians which patients might benefit from the treatment. Findings from a June 22 Nature Communications article point to the clinical relevance and underlying mechanisms of a novel anticancer treatment. Read More
Twist acquires iGenomX for $35M
Twist Bioscience has acquired next-generation sequencing library preparation developer iGenomX for $35 million. The deal gives Twist a leg up in the shift from genotyping with static microarray platforms to using sequencing workflows. Read More
Intellia, Regeneron highlight clinical results for CRISPR-Cas9 gene therapy
Intellia Therapeutics and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals have announced positive interim data from an ongoing phase I study of their in vivo candidate, NTLA-2001, as a single-dose treatment for transthyretin amyloidosis. The interim results support the clinical efficacy and safety of in vivo CRISPR genome editing therapy in humans. Read More
How being an effective mentor can advance science
Mentorship in the sciences is about making sure the next generation has the skills needed to be successful and to take science to the next level, explained Michael Howell, PhD, chief scientific officer at DermTech, during a recent conversation with ScienceBoard.net. Read More
NanoTemper unveils Andromeda to increase protein production
NanoTemper Technologies has released Andromeda, an instrument that determines optimal expression levels and thermal stability of recombinant membrane proteins in crude lysates. Read More
Do mom's or dad's genes win out in a child's gene expression?
A team of scientists has identified 71 new "imprinted" genes in the mouse genome. The new findings, published in Nature Communications on June 21, help uncover some of the scientific mysteries associated with epigenetics and point to how a parent's genes are uniquely turned off or on in their offspring. Read More
Conferences
CPhI North America
August 10-12
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States
Bioprocessing Summit
August 16-19
Boston, Massachusetts United States
6th Annual CAR-TCR Summit
August 30 - September 2
Online
European Congress of Immunology (ECI) 2021
September 1-4
Belgrade Serbia
Medical Affairs Strategic Summit (MASS)
September 13-15
New Brunswick, New Jersey United States
Connect
Science Advisory Board on LinkedIn
Science Advisory Board on Facebook
Science Advisory Board on Twitter