Top Companies in Genomics

From portable genome sequencers until genetic tests revealing distant relations with Thomas Jefferson, genomics represents a fascinatingly innovative area of healthcare. As the price of genome sequencing has been in free fall for years, the start-up scene is bursting from transformative power. Let’s look at some of the most amazing ventures in genomics! The amazing journey of genome sequencing Genome sequencing has been on an amazing scientific as well as economic journey for the last three decades. The Human Genome Project began in 1990 with the aim of mapping the whole structure of the human genome and sequencing it. The bold and daring project took 13 years and an insanely huge amount of money, approximately $2.7 billion for the US government, to complete. Since then, the amount of genetic information multiplied. Consumers get access to genetic tests and even their own genome sequencing data; people can learn about their ancestry through tests they can order from their coach, while the price dropped dramatically. Since then, everyone has the chance to look up the sequenced genome data set for at least 69 persons, moreover, in 2015, MIT Review reported that a genetics company in Iceland named DeCode Genetics collected full DNA sequences on 10,000 individuals. And since population in Iceland totals around 320,000 citizens, and they are fairly closely related, Decode said it could extrapolate to accurately guess the DNA makeup of nearly the whole population of the coun...
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Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Academic RadiologyAuthor(s): Farideh Mohtasham, Jamal Rahmani, Yousef Khani, Siamak Sabour
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: In conclusion, Frey's procedure appears to be a less burdensome surgical procedure. Thus, it could be the first option for management of patients with large pancreatic stone. PMID: 31824884 [PubMed]
Source: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Surg Treat Res Source Type: research
Authors: Kwak BJ, Park J, Kwon YK, Kwon JH, Yoon YC Abstract Purpose: Spontaneously ruptured hepatocellular carcinoma (srHCC) is known to be a life-threatening complication with poor prognosis. Although there are various treatment modalities, there is no definite treatment guideline. The purpose of this study was to review the surgical outcome and prognosis of srHCC treated with intraoperative radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and distilled water peritoneal lavage (DWPL). Methods: From March 2012 to October 2018, 9 patients with srHCC who underwent emergent surgery were reviewed. After hematoma removal, intraoperat...
Source: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Surg Treat Res Source Type: research
Authors: Knight O, Carter CR, Loranger B, Rea PM Abstract Pancreatic cancer is a leading cause of cancer related deaths in the UK. However, public knowledge and understanding of the pancreas is generally poor, therefore pancreatic cancer patients often have to contend with understanding large quantities of new information at a pivotal time in their lives.Despite utilisation of digital visualisation techniques in medical education, very rarely are they being used to help clinicians communicate information to their patients. Specifically, there is no literature describing use of an interactive digital application for...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Rehabilitation with PENS improved kinematics in both tasks and decreased EMG activity. This suggests that rehabilitation with PENS may improve muscle function during functional tasks. PMID: 31825893 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The observed changes in CoM motion at POST2 may be associated with atypical running biomechanics that can translate to greater mediolateral impulses, potentially increasing the risk of injury. This study demonstrates the use of an accelerometer as an effective tool to detect atypical CoM motion for runners due to fatigue, recovery, and musculoskeletal pain in real-world environments. PMID: 31825892 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research
Outpatient endometrial biopsy can give false-negative results, with a 0.9% reported posttest probability for endometrial carcinoma (EC) after a negative result. Our objective was to determine if there has been any improvement in the performance characteristics of endometrial biopsy over the last 15 yr. All hysterectomy specimens with a diagnosis of EC or atypical hyperplasia (AH), reported between May 2011 and May 2015, were identified and cross-referenced for any negative endometrial sampling results during the 5 yr before hysterectomy. Negative endometrial samples were defined as either benign findings or i...
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: PATHOLOGY OF THE CORPUS: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
Recent advances in molecular studies, especially genome-wide analyses, have revealed the landscape of genomic alterations present in endometrial carcinomas, and have provided valuable insight into the pathogenesis of this disease. The current challenges are in developing a molecular-morphologic classification system to enhance traditional pathologic diagnosis and in determining the optimal approach to using this new information to guide clinical management. Molecular assays may be particularly beneficial in allowing the earlier detection of endometrial cancer or precursor lesions and in guiding personalized treatment appro...
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: PATHOLOGY OF THE CORPUS: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
Cowden syndrome (CS) is a multiple hamartoma syndrome associated with the development of various tumors, including endometrial cancer. However, the histology of CS-associated endometrial cancer remains to be fully described. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a patient with CS having endometrial endometrioid carcinoma with ovarian metastasis demonstrating morula-like features. A 31-yr-old, nulliparous, Japanese woman presented with abnormal genital bleeding. Endometrial biopsy revealed endometrioid carcinoma with an extensive morular formation, partially resembling atypical polypoid adenomyoma (APAM). Moreover, ...
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: PATHOLOGY OF THE CORPUS: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
Noninvasive ovarian low-grade serous tumors [atypical proliferative serous tumor (APST)/serous borderline tumor] appear to progress to invasive low-grade serous carcinoma (LGSC) at a low but regular rate. The underlying biology of this phenomenon is unknown. We studied 18 patients with 30 ovarian tumors (12 bilateral), including APST, noninvasive LGSC and invasive LGSC, who also had low-grade serous carcinomatosis. Tumors were evaluated for microinvasion (usual eosinophilic cell type), microinvasive carcinoma (2 sections/cm changed the diagnosis in 1 additional case of APST with microinvasive carcinoma to overt carcinoma. ...
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: PATHOLOGY OF THE UPPER TRACT: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
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