Genomic & Biopharma News

IDT and Illumina collaborate to provide improved solutions for next generation sequencing market
Integrated DNA Technologies today announced a broad partnership with Illumina, Inc. to provide improved library preparation multiplexing and target enrichment solutions for the next generation sequencing market.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-31 13:03:38

‘Synthetic cartilage’ startup Hyalex reels in $16M
Hyalex Orthopedics raised $16 million in a series A round that will support the development of a synthetic polymer that mimics cartilage, which could lead to an alternative treatment for osteoarthritis.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-05-31 13:02:25

Deep sequencing and high-throughput analysis of PIWI-associated small RNAs
Small RNAs are now known to be major regulatory factors of gene expression. Emerging methods based on deep-sequencing have enabled the analysis of small RNA expression in a high-throughput manner, leading to the identification of large numbers of small RNAs in various species. Moreover, profiling small RNA data together with transcriptome data enables transcriptional and ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-05-31 12:51:52

Jaw malformations in zebrafish could provide clues about hearing loss in mice and humans
Can a fish with a malformed jaw tell us something about hearing loss in mice and humans? The answer is yes, according to a new publication in Scientific Reports.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-31 12:47:44

WHO calls for action to stamp out tobacco use
According to a first-ever WHO report on tobacco, stamping out its use could save millions of people’s lives, reduce levels of poverty and decrease damage to the environment.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-31 12:32:09

New pattern analysis strategy differentiates lung cancer cell derived exosomes from normal cell derived exosomes
Owing to the role of exosome as a cargo for intercellular communication, especially in cancer metastasis, the evidence has been consistently accumulated that exosomes can be used as a non-invasive indicator of cancer. Consequently, several studies applying exosome have been proposed for cancer diagnostic methods such as ELISA assay. However, it has been still challenging ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2017-05-31 12:25:47

ASAP – a Web-based platform for the analysis and interactive visualization of single-cell RNA-seq data
Single-cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq) allows whole transcriptome profiling of thousands of individual cells, enabling the molecular exploration of tissues at the cellular level. Such analytical capacity is of great interest to many research groups in the world, yet these groups often lack the expertise to handle complex scRNA-seq data sets. Researchers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-05-31 12:06:56

Oxytocin treatment may help overcome drug addiction, study suggests
Many people have suggested that addiction hijacks the body's natural drives in the service of compulsive drug use.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-31 11:52:07

Array adds Ono as Japanese partner for MEK/BRAF combo
Array claims $31.6 million upfront from Ono for rights to binimetinib and encorafenib in Japan and South Korea, adding to its deal with Pierre Fabre in Europe.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-05-31 11:46:42