The agency said that its action on MSK IMPACT "advances a policy framework that paves the way for the efficient review and availability of other NGS-based cancer profiling tools."

Geisinger is hoping to help others around the country implement precision medicine, which requires significant investment in genomics expertise, as well as infrastructural and operational changes.

The workgroup wanted to address the problem of variability in how bioinformatics pipelines are validated in order to improve the accuracy of NGS tests.

The NextSeq 550Dx is Illumina's second FDA-regulated CE-IVD platform for next-generation sequencing.

A null mutation in the SERPINE1 gene was associated with longer telomeres and increased longevity among carriers, a new study found.

The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

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Next-generation sequencing (NGS) continues to revolutionize personalized medicine as NGS technology improves and costs continue to fall, resulting in an increased number of scientific and health-related applications. However, the success of a sequencing project rests on the sample quality and NGS library used to generate the data. Poor quality libraries will produce poor quality or biased sequencing data that can slow the advancement and clinical utility of this great new technology.