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Skyline will use Helomics' D-Chip bioinformatics repository of more than 149,000 tumors to develop cancer diagnostics.

The company is collaborating with two UK institutes to assess whether its Signatera ctDNA technology can detect disease recurrence in women treated for breast cancer.

The funding will support research examining the epigenomic effects of social experiences and how they relate to health disparities.

The assay is part of a respiratory testing menu that includes assays for Bordetella and Flu A/B & RSV, and NxTAG and Verigene respiratory pathogen panels.

The researchers developed a statistical model and used it to detect 27 new tumor suppressor genes, which could lead to personalized cancer treatments.

The distribution agreement covers Zymo's nucleic acid products, including ones for DNA purification, RNA extraction, and microbiomic analysis.

The companies plan to develop Thermo's Oncomine Dx Target Test as a companion diagnostic for Blueprint's BLU-667 to identify RET fusions in NSCLC patients. 

The firm will advance an exosome isolation technology that it says allows for the capture of exosomes more efficiently and sensitively than existing platforms.

The consortium aims to identify tuberculosis protein targets and corresponding small molecule inhibitors that can be used to develop drugs to shorten therapy duration.

Luminex said that its total sample-to-answer molecular product revenue of $11.9 million grew 55 percent from $7.7 million in the third quarter of 2016.

The company, which beat analyst estimates on both the top and bottom lines, said Cologuard test volume in Q3 2017 rose 136 percent year over year.

The system combines sample preparation technology capable of amplifying tens of thousands of locations in the genome with next-generation sequencing.

A pair of studies has uncovered additional loci and ancestry-specific variants that are associated with plasma lipid levels and coronary artery disease risk.

A genome-wide association meta-analysis involving hundreds of thousands of individuals led to 130 new and known risk variants linked to all three allergic conditions.

IDBS provides enterprise solutions for scientific data management, analytics, and modeling including the E-WorkBook Suite.

CyberKnife Sigulda will distribute OncoDNA's tumor profiling solutions, which use molecular characterization to guide oncologists in their cancer treatment decisions.

Unilabs will perform the test in Switzerland and offer it throughout its network of clinical labs in Europe, including France, the UK, Sweden, and other countries.

The study will provide researchers, drugmakers, regulators, and payors with insight into the genetics of the disease and experience of the patients.

Berg will use its Interrogative Biology platform in order to assess potential biomarkers of seasonal influenza vaccination outcomes.

A Mount Sinai team performed targeted sequencing on non-small cell lung cancer samples to find mutations with clinical implications.

Last week, GenomeWeb's readers were most interested in Illumina's announcement that it has scrapped plans to launch a lower-cost and lower-throughput version of the NovaSeq.

An international team of researchers examined the scope and population specificity of copy-number variants affecting genes linked to drug metabolism.

A team led by UCSD researchers has found a possible way to predict individuals' cancer susceptibilities from knowledge of their MHC-I genotypes.

Carrier screens for cystic fibrosis, fragile X syndrome, and spinal muscular atrophy detected carrier status in one in 20 individuals and led to diagnoses in seven pregnancies.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.