Human Longevity Inc. Unleashes Power of Whole-Genome Sequencing to Unlock Keys to Healthy Aging; Research May Lead to New Clinical Laboratory Tests

Human genome pioneer J. Craig Venter’s newest project seeks to ‘change the way medicine is practiced’ by creating genomic-based medicine model With little fanfare or public notice, a start-up company in San Diego is busy sequencing the largest number of whole human genome sequences in the world. The knowledge expected to result from this effort promises to revolutionize healthcare, as well as clinical laboratory testing. Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) is a genomics and cell therapy company that...

Use of “Long Read” Gene Sequencing Allows University of Washington Researchers to Uncover Thousands of Never-before Seen Gene Variations

This and similar research initiatives expected to increase the number of genetic markers that would be useful for creating clinical pathology laboratory tests and therapeutic drugs Whole human genome sequencing continues to become faster, easier, cheaper, and more accurate to do. Because of these advances, the sheer number of human genomes being sequenced is skyrocketing. This huge increase in data is helping researchers unlock many new insights that, in turn, are fueling efforts to develop...

Study at University of Chicago Uses Supercomputer to Shorten Time Required to Analyze Whole Human Genome Sequences; May Help Pathologists Deliver Faster Diagnoses

Achievement at University of Chicago may help clinical laboratories analyze large quantities of genomic data much faster than ever before, thus shortening the time required to produce a diagnostic result It’s a breakthrough in the time required to analyze data from whole human genome sequencing. Researchers at the University of Chicago have successfully demonstrated that genome analysis can be radically accelerated. This could be a big deal for pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists....

Innovative Glasses Enable Clinical Laboratory Phlebotomists to See Vasculature Through the Skin

New eyewear technology could make venipuncture easier for phlebotomists and increase patient satisfaction with that medical laboratory service New technology now makes it possible for the wearer of a special pair of glasses to detect hidden vasculature and changes in the blood through the skin. Some experts predict that this innovative technology might be used by medical laboratory phlebotomists to improve the collection of blood—thus raising patient satisfaction with phlebotomy services....

$900 Point-of-Care DNA Nanopore Sequencer May Hit Market in Next 12 Months

Even small clinical pathology laboratories could afford this  new miniaturized gene sequencer Is the profession of pathology  and clinical laboratory medicine ready to deal with point-of-care DNA sequencing technologies? A company in the United Kingdom says that, as early as next year, it can bring a portable high-throughput unit to market that will sell for around US $900. Researchers at Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd. (ON) have developed new-generation sequencing technology that uses...