Genetics

Breakthrough in detecting mutations in genomes of single cells

Einstein researchers have developed and validated a method for accurately identifying mutations in the genomes of single cells. The new method, which can help predict whether cancer will develop in seemingly healthy tissue, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Discovery of the genes responsible for esophageal cancer

A Japanese research group has discovered the genetic mutations responsible for esophageal cancer frequently found among Japanese people. They base their discovery on a genomic analysis of 144 Japanese esophageal cancer patients, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Genome sequencing helps determine end of tuberculosis outbreak

Using genome sequencing, researchers from the University of British Columbia, along with colleagues at the Imperial College in London, now have the ability to determine when a tuberculosis (TB) outbreak is over.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Genomic analysis sheds light on Ebola outbreak in Liberia

Scientists have performed the first comprehensive genomic analysis of Ebola virus sequences from Liberia, one of three countries widely affected by the devastating outbreak that began in 2013 in Western Africa. Their work, ...

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