Research & Development
Pathology & AI
UK Biobank shares 500K WGS linked to 15 years of health data
UK Biobank has made deidentified whole genome sequencing (WGS) data on 500,000 people available, enabling researchers around the world to analyze the genomics results alongside 15 years of health data on the individuals.
December 4, 2023
Nanopore sequencing slashes tumor analysis times and costs
Nanopore sequencing makes the analysis of copy number variations (CNVs) faster, cheaper, and simpler, according to a preprint paper from researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
November 28, 2023
Illumina launches pricing program for pathogen sequencing tools in LMICs
Illumina has launched its Global Health Access Initiative program to provide pathogen sequencing tools at lower prices in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
November 13, 2023
Velsera, Solaris Health partner to expand genetic testing access to urology practices
Healthcare technology company Velsera and urological services platform Solaris Health are collaborating to expand access to genetic testing to cancer patients and their physicians at urology practices affiliated with Solaris.
November 8, 2023
Genomics England, Oxford Nanopore to collaborate on sequencing rare diseases
Genomics England and Oxford Nanopore Technologies have announced a strategic research partnership to resolve undiagnosed rare disease cases.
November 7, 2023
Blood test for biomarker offers route to affordable cancer screening
Researchers have developed a sensitive blood test for a highly specific biomarker of multiple common tumors, laying the groundwork for a product that could improve cancer screening.
November 6, 2023
Oxford Nanopore partners with Fabric Genomics on assessment of genetic disease in children
Oxford Nanopore Technologies and Fabric Genomics have teamed up to provide a sequencing analysis platform for neonatal and pediatric intensive care units.
November 1, 2023
US ambassador visits NGS laboratory in India
There is growing bilateral cooperation in cancer research, prevention, control, and management, where leaders said they looked forward to the launch of the India-U.S. Cancer Dialogue.
October 30, 2023
Pharma companies back project to create largest African ancestry genomics research database
AstraZeneca, Novo Nordisk, Regeneron, and Roche have backed a project to create the largest African ancestry genomics research database.
October 25, 2023
Sanger Institute starts program to make biology as easy to engineer as software
The Wellcome Sanger Institute has begun a research program to empower scientists to engineer biology as easily as software, electronics, and cars.
October 23, 2023
23andMe accused of ‘reckless’ practices as data leak triggers class action lawsuit
23andMe faces a class action lawsuit for allegedly failing to use “adequate and reasonable cyber-security procedures” that could have prevented a data leak.
October 16, 2023
Researchers develop nanopore sequencing method for mapping disease biomarkers
A nanopore sequencing method that can map dozens of biomarkers at the same time has the potential to transform testing for heart disease and other conditions, say researchers.
October 11, 2023
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