The work will be presented in a poster session at the NAACR Conference in Washington DC on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 8:00AM - Noon in the poster area in Halls A-C of the Convention Center. It is Section 15, Poster #30, Abstract #3369 which is part of the Epigenetics 3 Section of the Molecular and Cellular Biology & Genetics Session. The project is titled, "Epigenetic DNA Methylation Profiling of Triple Negative Breast Cancer: A Quantitative NGS Approach".Read More
Two renowned leaders in oncology epigenetics recently joined Genome Profiling’s (GenPro’s) Scientific Advisory Board. Christopher Mason, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Integrative Functional Genomics, Clinical Genetics and Synthetic Biology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. Ajay Goel, Ph. D. has also joined the GenPro Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Goel is Professor and Director of Baylor Health's Scott and White Center for Gastrointestinal Research and the Center for Translational Genomics and Oncology.Read More
Epigenetics is a rapidly developing field focused on deciphering chemical fingerprints that accumulate on human genomes over time. In this paper, GenPro reports a novel quantification methodology for computationally reconstructing site-specific CpG methylation status from next generation sequencing (NGS) data using methyl-sensitive restriction endonucleases (MSRE). In this pilot proof-of-concept study we quantify and compare DNA methylation in blood serum of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease relative to matched healthy blood profiles. Even with a small study of only six samples, a high degree of statistical discrimination was achieved based on CpG methylation profiles between groups, with 1008 statistically different CpG sites (p <0.0025, after false discovery rate correction). The future need for precision diagnostics now requires more tools for exploring epigenetic processes that may be linked to cellular dysfunction and subsequent disease progression. The paper, "Epigenetic DNA Methylation Profiling with MSRE: A Quantitative NGS Approach Using a Parkinson's Disease Test Case", is an open access publication and available at Frontiers in Genetics 2016:00191.Read More
Genome Profiling, LLC today announced that data from the company’s methylation quantification technology and its successful result in stratifying pre-treatment responders vs non-responders to Vidaza treated High-Risk MDS and AML Patients, will be presented at the 2016 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, December 3-6, 2016. The work was conducted as a collaborative study with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL.Read More
Genome Profiling, LLC (GenPro) was recently selected to participate and collaborate with four leading precision medicine technology providers and prominent experts from medical centers and universities across the country in the Undiagnosed Disease (UnDx) Consortium to produce new diagnostic and treatment hypotheses for an initial set of six patients struggling with undiagnosed diseases. GenPro will be providing the epigenetic profiling expertise within the multidisciplinary precision medicine approach that, combined with gene sequencing provided by Illumina, is tasked to elucidate new insights into causes and remedies for these difficult medical cases.Read More
Genome Profiling, LLC (GenPro), a molecular information company focused on discovering novel epigenetic biomarkers and translating them into new clinically valuable precision assays, and new insights into pathways, MOA’s, and potential therapeutic targets, announced that Adam Marsh, Ph. D., Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder, will present recent data illuminating the efficacy of epigenetic biomarker discovery and the game-changing potential they can deliver across many diseases and applications during the Eighth Annual Next Generation Dx Summit held in Washington DC on August 22-26 at 12:30 pm in the “Predictive Cancer Biomarkers” symposia.Read More
Adam Marsh, Ph. D, Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder of Genome Profiling, LLC, will present novel data demonstrating the potential power of epigenetic biomarkers to deliver new clinical value for Companion Diagnostics Applications during The Biomarker Conference, at the Fourpoints by Sheraton Conference Center in San Diego on February 18 – 19, 2016 at 10:30 am in the “Novel Technologies and Approaches” session.Read More
Genome Profiling CSO Adam Marsh will be one of the distinguished speakers at the Cancer Diagnostics Conference '15 happening in San Francisco. Dr. Marsh will deliver the presentation, "Breakthrough Technology for Non-Bisulfite Epigenetic Profiling of DNA Methylation Enables Epigenetic Diagnostic Biomarker Discovery", that is scheduled on November 16th at 1:30 PM in the Spring Room at Hotel Kabuki.Read More
On July 19th, 2015, an interview with the executive team from GenPro, LLC was published in USA TODAY.Read More
On July 9th, 2015, Monica Heger from GenomeWeb reported on the presentation that GenPro's Dr. Adam Marsh made at Bio-IT World's and Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Fourth Annual TCGC: The Clinical Genome Conference.Read More
Didier Landais has joined Genome Profiling, LLC. Dr. Landais will lead GenPro's business development and engagement execution functions. He brings over 25 years of broad international experience leading product development, clinical collaborations, and business development for several well-established biotech and pharmaceutical companies.
Genome Profiling's Annamarie Pasqualone will deliver a presentation titled “GenPro: Predictive Epigenetic Biomarker Discovery” at the 2015 Molecular Medicine Tri-Con meeting in San Francisco. The presentation will be on Wednesday, February 18 at 3:20 p.m. in the Epigenomics in Disease meeting session.Read More
Genome Profiling CSO Adam Marsh considers the current potential of epigenetic screening tests for breast tumors in his Huffington Post essay “New Approaches for Breast Tumor Diagnostics”. Several recent medical studies indicate that epigenetic profiling of breast tumors may explain and predict how and why different women develop different types of breast tumors. These tumors are variable in their growth rates, response to therapeutics and invasiveness. Epigenetics is beginning to provide a quantifiable measure of how to differentiate these patient risk groups and tumor types.
Adam Marsh will be speaking at Bio-IT World's Clinical Genomics 2015 conference, April 21-23 in Boston, MA. Dr. Marsh's presentation is titled “Epigenetic Profiling of DNA Methylation to Identify Breast Tumor Aggressiveness”. Women with triple-negative genotypes (i.e., normal for the 3 common marker mutations for breast cancer) are still at risk for developing aggressive breast tumors. We identify a suite of differentially methylated CpG sites between Normal and Tumor breast tissues using NGS that indicate a high degree of epigenetic conservation among different triple-negative patients who have developed advanced-stage breast tumors. Subtle epigenetic shifts in methylation status may provide a key line of evidence for assessing tumor risk and informing therapy decisions between surgery or non-invasive treatments.