Rockefeller University »Genetic basis of severe staphylococcal infection

Color transmission electron micrograph of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). A common cause of skin and respiratory infections, Staphylococcus aureus Very unpredictable. Between 20 and 30 percent of people carry quiescent colonies on their skin and in their nose, which rarely cause problems other than an occasional rash. But in some cases, these bacteria cause infections … Read more

How machine learning helps patients diagnosed with the most common childhood cancer

Two young girls with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) receiving chemotherapy. Credit: National Cancer Institute A new program developed by Peter Mac and his collaborators helps patients diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) identify their subtype. ALL is the most common type of childhood cancer in the world, and it also affects adults. Thirty to forty … Read more

10 new genes linked to hearing loss that could lead to treatment

By 2050, the number of people with some form of mild to complete hearing loss will be worldwide expected To rise to about 2.45 billion. This is concerning, because age-related hearing impairment is the third largest contributor to a person’s years with a disability, and it has been linked With depression and anxiety. Currently, there … Read more

British pig and poultry exhibition report

May 19, 2022 4 minutes to read Last week we attended the British Pig and Poultry Show which was held in Stonley Park, England. Our report: This was the first pig and poultry fair in four years due to the Covid lockdown. Genesus was one of four genetics companies to have booths at the show: … Read more

Invitae has launched an expanded pharmacogenomics panel and a dedicated mental health panel

New 38-gene test panel and clinical decision support tool analyze patient and co-drug genes for their impact on drug and dose allocation. SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/– invitation (NYSE: NVTA), the leading medical genetics company, today announced the commercial availability of an expanded Invitae Pharmacogenomics (PGx) panel that includes the specialized Invitae Pharmacogenomics Mental … Read more

Vaquitas: Scientists have found that the last species can survive inbreeding – if poaching stops

The plight of the vaquita has only worsened in recent years, but scientists have some relatively good news for the piglet. Although there are only about 10 individuals in Mexico, a team of biologists have found that this species is still healthy and can survive – as long as illegal fishing stops in their waters. … Read more

Deciphering the synthetic gene pool of potent freshwater toxins

Scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, Paulo and UC Santa Cruz collaborated to discover and validate the enzymes responsible for the production of One of the most toxic and fast-acting neurotoxins associated with harmful algal blooms in freshwater lakes and ponds. The team combined genetic and … Read more

Berry Oncology launches innovative self-replicating HIFI system

BeijingAnd May 18 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Berry Oncology, the global industry leader in genetic testing and early tumor screening, recently launched its HIFI system. The HIFI system consists of HIFI-detection liquid biopsy technology and the corresponding series of HIFI algorithms. With the commercial application of NGS technology, billions of DNA molecules can be sequenced simultaneously, … Read more

New investigation into the case of an Australian mother convicted of four murders

Canberra, Australia – On Wednesday, Australia’s attorney general refused to pardon a mother convicted nearly 20 years ago of strangling her four children to death, instead ordering a new investigation into whether there was a medical explanation for these tragedies. This will be the second investigation in three years into the scientific evidence that all … Read more