Molecular Pathology & Genomics

Tech news: April

This month's top tech news stories

Study advances field of precision medicine

A new method of quickly mapping the genome of single cells, while also clarifying the spatial position of the cells within the body, has been revealed.

DNA in urine for cancer detection

A team of scientists has found that DNA fragments in the urine are not degraded at random or too short to provide any meaningful information.

Genetic risk factor for stroke

Researchers have identified a common genetic variant as a risk factor for stroke – especially in patients older than 65.

Precision genomics in cancer treatments

Scientists have identified genomic signatures in women developing the most common type of breast cancer that can be associated with long-term survival.

Diagnosis of Liposarcomas

Researchers have leveraged the latest advances in RNA technology and machine learning methods to develop a gene panel test that allows for highly accurate diagnosis of the most common types of liposarcoma.

National Genomic Research Library grows to over 110,000

The National Genomic Research Library (NGRL) now contains one of the richest genomic datasets in the world for both rare disease and cancer research.

NHS to pilot potentially revolutionary blood test

A blood test that may spot more than 50 types of cancer will be piloted by the NHS in a world-leading programme.

Target for aggressive form of lung cancer

Scientists have reported new findings about a particularly aggressive subset of lung adenocarcinomas that are driven by two mutations that frequently occur together in the genes KEAP1 and STK11.

Certificate of Expert Practice - apply now

Applications are open for the Certificate of Expert Practice (CEP) online courses in leadership and management, quality management, molecular pathology, point-of-care testing (POCT), and training, which will commence in January 2021. 

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