Medical research

Genetically sequencing DNA could yield patient care insights

Increasingly, the words "genetics" and "genome" are making their way into news stories about health and medicine. Doctors talk about scientific research—how there may be links between gene mutations in your DNA and an increased ...

Oncology & Cancer

Diagnostic mutations ID'd in chronic kidney disease patients

(HealthDay)—About one-quarter of adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) of unknown cause or familial nephropathy or hypertension have diagnostic mutations, which can be identified with whole-exome sequencing (WES), according ...

Oncology & Cancer

New techniques give blood biopsies greater promise

Researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Koch Institute at MIT, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed an accurate, scalable approach for monitoring cancer DNA from blood ...

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