An Epigenetic Liquid Biopsy

An Epigenetic Liquid Biopsy

A New Type of Liquid Biopsy Biopsy. It can bring to mind painful cutting, punching and poking. Thankfully, these important and potentially life-saving procedures have moved into the new millennium along with the rest of us. Liquid biopsies have become a hot area of...
CRISPR’s GENOME DETECTIVES

CRISPR’s GENOME DETECTIVES

CRISPR’s GENOME DETECTIVES   Last week, we reviewed how CRISPR works and its potential to revolutionize genetic therapies. Here we look at how scientists have started using this technology to develop new diagnostics. Media attention has been focusing almost...
Cancer Diagnostic In A Drop

Cancer Diagnostic In A Drop

THE LATEST IN CANCER DIAGNOSTICS   Hearing the words “it might be cancer” paired with your doctor’s perplexed look is enough to send shock waves through your body. Getting to the heart of a diagnosis usually requires a surgical biopsy—removal and examination of...
What The Heck Is qRT-PCR Diagnostics?

What The Heck Is qRT-PCR Diagnostics?

From Impossible to possible The genetics of cancer has progressed from the impossible to a multifaceted mountain of possible. Comprehensive projects in whole genome sequencing and tumor genome sequencing are providing data to unravel the genetic predispositions of...