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AACC 2018

SHERLOCK, DETECTR, CAMERA: Three New CRISPR Technologies

Scientists in three studies describe how they harnessed CRISPR enzymes to develop or improve upon technology that hunts for genetic sequences linked to viruses or cancer, or capture a cell’s history. Results from all three discoveries appeared in the journal Science. More...
27 Jun 2018

Implementing Preemptive Pharmacogenomics in Clinical Practice

The discovery of germline pharmacogenomic variants that affect drug response or toxicity has exploded in recent years, and a number of these markers now have amassed a decisive body of clinical evidence sufficient to deem them clinically actionable. Despite this evidence—and despite the calls of numerous stakeholders, including U.S. legislators—translating pharmacogenomic testing into clinical use has not kept pace. More...
27 Jun 2018

Face Time With The Future

In their day-to-day work, clinical laboratorians often are intensely focused on the present moment: meeting turnaround time goals, calling clinicians with critical values, or troubleshooting instrument problems to make sure patients get the best care possible. More...
27 Jun 2018

Breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier

A late-breaking session at the AACC 70th Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago will highlight the uses and implications of the first chemical biomarker test cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for detecting mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or concussion. It will also examine other TBI biomarkers. More...
27 Jun 2018
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