Genomics
New AI tool discovers mutations linking bladder cancer to tobacco smoking
Using a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool, University of California, San Diego researchers contend they have for the first time uncovered a pattern of DNA mutations that links bladder cancer to tobacco smoking. Read More
Boosting TERRA levels damages DNA of hard-to-kill cancer cells: study
Increasing levels of telomeric repeat-containing RNA (TERRA) damages the DNA of cancers with a particular form of replicative immortality and leads to cell death, according to Portuguese researchers who show that “anti-aging clocks” can be used to kill cancer cells. Read More
Harvard’s Wyss Institute spins out protein detection technology to create Spear Bio
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has licensed technology for detecting proteins in small patient samples to a newly formed startup. Read More
Discovery of widespread DNA damage in stem cell lines spurs call for pre-use sequencing
More than 70% of stem cell lines derived from human skin cells have damage to their DNA that could compromise their use in research and cell-based therapies, according to a study published August 11 in Nature Genetics. Read More
CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can give rise to cell toxicity, genomic instability: study
Gene editing using CRISPR-Cas9 can lead to cell toxicity and genome instability depending on the targeted spot of the human genome, according to a new study by researchers at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine Barcelona. Read More
NIH team creates 3D structure of twinkle protein, sheds light on mitochondrial diseases
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have used cryo-electron microscopy and other techniques to create a 3D structure of the twinkle protein, the final piece of the human minimal mitochondrial replisome to be structurally characterized. Read More
Link between genes, mitochondrial DNA reveals way to tackle cardiovascular disease
The discovery of a link between mitochondria, inflammation, and a pair of genes that help regulate blood cell growth has revealed a potential new target for atherosclerosis therapies. Read More
Video from AACC: PerkinElmer on diagnostics, acquisitions
Greg Stock, general manager of PerkinElmer’s Euroimmun business, discussed products and technologies on display at AACC 2022, as well as the integration of acquired companies such as Oxford Immunotec. Read More
Video from AACC: Reducing sequencing complexity
Clear Labs Chief Commercial Officer Jeff Field and Director of Assay Development Prasanna Thwar sat down with LabPulse.com (sister site of ScienceBoard.net) to discuss the launch of a platform that makes DNA sequencing easier by integrating robotic automation and cloud-based computing. Read More
Video from AACC: Highlights of Day 3
Highlights from the LabPulse.com (sister site of ScienceBoard.net) team for Day 3 of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) 2022 Chicago meeting. Read More
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