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The firm said the decline in Q4 revenues was due to an account loss as well as lower insurance reimbursement and shifts away from high-value genetic testing.

Investigators developed a droplet digital PCR assay targeting driver mutations and found that changes in circulating DNA were correlated with response to radiation.

Stanford University researchers used a new bioinformatic tool they developed to examine relatedness between bloodstream pathogens and the gut microbiome.

With the three-year grants, the institutions will continue an initiative that is developing tools and technologies for genome biology research.

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene researchers discovered almost 700 bacterial species in the city's drinking water, including samples before and after treatment.

The agency issued draft guidance on minimal residual disease as a biomarker and finalized another guidance on developing drugs with pan-cancer indications.

Using a microfluidics-based single-cell isoform RNA-seq approach, researchers clustered cerebellar cells and saw isoforms with cell type-specific expression.

According to the researchers, led by a team at the University of Cambridge, detecting somatic brain mutations in patients during their life may increase diagnostic precision and lead to new therapies.

Last week, GenomeWeb's readers were most interested in a class action lawsuit filed against Illumina alleging fraud through artificial inflation of stock price.

The partners are advancing a comprehensive report on how the detected PGx markers impact drug response and customized reports focusing on specific types of drugs.

The Lantern Project will screen for patients who may be suffering from Gaucher disease, Fabry disease, Pompe disease, MPS I, or ASMD, and offer confirmatory DNA testing.

DiaCarta scientists will partner with the University of Florida Health Cancer Center to analyze blood samples from up to 500 cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy.

NanoString will initially draw $60 million at close, which will net it approximately $8 million after repaying its existing debt with the investment firm.

Berkeley Lights markets the Beacon platform — a light-based nanofluidics platform for single-cell selection, characterization, culture, and export.

Investigators reported on efforts to help labs better implement guidelines and measure disease associations, and to create shared languages for variants across different databases.

A preliminary analysis based on high-resolution metabolomics pointed to three blood plasma metabolites with apparent ties to active, pulmonary tuberculosis.

The court ruled that Roche's claims are patent-ineligible because they are "directed to a natural phenomenon and lack any inventive concept" for a patent.

The study supports the use of liquid biopsy tests to guide treatment decisions, especially in patients who can't be biopsied, or don't have enough tissue available for standard testing.

The company said it intends to use the proceeds for working capital and corporate purposes, including capital expenditures, R&D, clinical trials, and more.

The companion diagnostic for Pfizer's Xalkori identifies 14 ROS1 gene fusions by analyzing tumor messenger RNA from human tumor tissue or body fluids.

The ID Core XT is the second molecular assay approved by the FDA for use in transfusion medicine and the first to report genotypes as final results.

The researchers used the platform, named CRISPR-GO, to study how spatial organization of the genome in the nucleus governs cellular function.

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Researchers representing scientists and students of Chinese descent voice their concerns about recent US policies and rhetoric.

Wired reports that researchers have shown they could reprogram a DNA-based computer.

Researchers say increased diversity in genomic studies will benefit all, PBS NewsHour reports.

In Science this week: whole-genome sequencing of single sperm cells, and more.