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Whole Exome Sequencing Predicts Whether Patients Respond to Cancer Immunotherapy

A two-step approach with sequencing of 20,000 genes improves prediction of who benefits from immune checkpoint inhibitors NEW YORK, NY (July 8, 2022) — Immunotherapies, such as immune checkpoint inhibitors, have transformed the treatment of advanced stage cancers. Unlike chemotherapies that kill cancer cells, these drugs help the body’s immune system to find and destroy […]

New Technology Helps Reveal Inner Workings of Human Genome

Weill Cornell Medicine and New York Genome Center researchers, in collaboration with Oxford Nanopore Technologies, have developed a new method to assess on a large scale the three-dimensional structure of the human genome, or how the genome folds. The genome is the complete set of genetic instructions, DNA or RNA, enabling an organism to function. Using this […]