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Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment Gets Closer to Reality

New research adds fuel to the movement toward more personalized treatments for cancer.

In two corresponding studies published Monday in the journals Nature and Nature Communications, researchers sequenced the genomes of 560… 386 more words

The Tree of Life

Day 20: Ever since Charles Darwin proposed his theory on the proliferation and adaptation of organisms on the planet, scientists have been tirelessly drafting the “tree of life.” The idea that the simplest membrane bound micro-environments evolved into an estimated 8.7 million different species of organism based on survival of the organisms with the most advantageous biology is absolutely mesmerizing. 309 more words


Your basic life is 32% confusing

Mar 2016. Science.
“Design and synthesis of a minimal bacterial genome” (source 1,052 more words

Microbe Talk: March 2016

This week has seen the Society decamp to Liverpool for our Annual Conference 2016. It’s been a fantastic event with over 1,400 delegates in attendance and more than 300 scientific presentations and posters. 177 more words


Genome Sequencing Reveals a Genetic Bottle neck in Mountain Gorillas

“Mountain gorillas are an endangered great ape subspecies and a prominent focus for conservation, yet we know little about their genomic diversity and evolutionary past. We sequenced whole genomes from multiple wild individuals and compared the genomes of all four Gorilla subspecies.

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How Could a Blood Test Be Used Soon in Breast Cancer Care?

We’ve heard a lot in the news over the last year about how researchers are working to develop a blood test to detect cancer, sometimes referred to as a “liquid biopsy”. 1,330 more words

Research & Clinical Trials

Independence Blue Cross to cover cancer genome sequencing

By Bob Herman and Shannon Muchmore  | January 11, 2016

Independence Blue Cross will begin including whole-genome sequencing for some cancers as a covered benefit starting this spring, the health insurer said Monday. 316 more words