AACC Study Validates AACC Recommendation Against Using Ct Values for SARS-CoV-2 PCR Tests The study analyzed test results from more than 6,000 patients and found that using cycle threshold value cutoffs decreased sensitivity significantly. AACC Discourages Use of Cycle Threshold Values for SARS-CoV-2 Test Results AACC's recommendation follows similar advice from the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Association for Molecular Pathology advising against using CT values. University of Chicago Program Aims to Improve Knowledge Transfer for PGx Testing Premium The program uses an informatics system that converts genotype results to "traffic lights" telling clinicians whether a drug is acceptable for a certain patient. Liquid Biopsy Uncovers Drug Resistance Mechanisms in GI Cancer Missed by Tissue Biopsy Premium The researchers believe that combining liquid and tissue biopsy can improve diagnostic and therapeutic options for cancer patients with acquired drug resistance mutations. AACC Drug Testing Guidelines Take Steps Toward Reducing Excessive Drug Panel Testing The guidelines are the first to attempt to specify which drugs are appropriate to test for routinely, guideline authors say. Aug 1, 2016 Theranos Offers First Glimpse of Technologies, Assay Data to Critical Lab Community Jul 31, 2015 At AACC, Clinical Labs Air Concerns Regarding FDA's Draft LDT Guidance Jul 29, 2015 Johns Hopkins Researchers Develop Handheld Chlamydia Test Using Microfluidics, Smartphone Premium Jul 29, 2015 Sequencing-Based Gene Panels Help Diagnose, Guide Treatment, AACC Presenters Say Jul 28, 2015 At AACC, Researcher Discusses Variants of Unknown Significance Found Through NGS Panel Test Jul 27, 2015 Cepheid Introduces True Point-of-Care Molecular Platform at AACC Analyst Event Premium Aug 6, 2014 Industry to Seek Details from FDA on Risk Classification, Implementation of LDT Regulatory Framework Premium Jul 31, 2014 Seegene Submits First MDx to FDA with More Highly Multiplexed Test to Follow in 2015 Premium Jul 18, 2012 Life Tech to Follow Navigenics Buy With More Acquisitions as it Builds MDx Portfolio Jul 16, 2012 At AACC, NHGRI's Green Lays out Vision for Genomic Medicine Jul 22, 2011 New Products: Jul 22, 2011 Premium Jul 21, 2011 Seegene Adds Multiplex HRM Tech to Stable of MDx Assay Chemistries Premium Mar 12, 2010 NCI-CPTC, AACC Agreement Aims to Advance Proteomics in Clinical Labs Premium Mar 5, 2010 AACC Teams with NCI on Proteomics Outreach Nov 13, 2009 AACC Meeting Focuses on FDA Approval Process, Strategies to Bring Proteomics Dxs to Market Premium Nov 6, 2009 AACC Grants Proteomics Permanent Status, Signaling Growing Value within Clinical Chemistry Premium Apr 3, 2009 International Research Team Publishes qPCR Guidelines Breaking News SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.