NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – With the help of the National Cancer Institute, CvergenX is developing a radiosensitivity test for use in determining how patients respond to radiation therapy, the company said late Tuesday.

NCI has chosen CvergenX's technology called InterveneXRT for further development and validation in a commercial collaboration in order to advance the assay for use in clinical trials and potentially approval by the US Food and Drug Administration. CvergenX is developing the technology in conjunction with NCI's Clinical Assay Development Program.

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In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

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