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Under the terms of the deal, Fluidigm has the right to commercialize the CFTR sample prep assay for research use on its Juno automated microfluidic system.

Once these coverage decisions are fully implemented, 90 percent of breast cancer patients will have coverage for EndoPredict, Myriad estimated.

Investigators will use Biocept's liquid biopsy tests to detect ALK rearrangements both at baseline and to monitor treatment response and resistance mechanisms.

Stanford University researchers have adapted a cryptographic technique for use in genomic analysis.

Investigators began unraveling ties between gut microbial community membership and severe amebic infections using samples from dozens of children in Bangladesh.

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A female mummy showing anatomical signs of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease was found to carry risky versions of seven heart disease-related SNPs.

The study, launched today, aims to evaluate the use of liquid biopsy and natural killer cell testing for the early detection of recurrent breast cancer.

The company plans to use proceeds to further invest in its development of molecular testing and other strategies in the preventive medicine space.

The sale of assets to the Institute for Environmental Health comes after an extensive review of strategic alternatives for Roka, the company said.

Researchers used mass spectrometry to identify unique biochemical markers that differentiate Lyme disease from southern tick-associated rash Illness.

Last month, Helix launched an online marketplace of consumer genomics applications including ones for fitness, ancestry, and disease risk.

The company also disclosed that it dropped plans for a $12.5 million offering of stock and warrants following a recent reverse stock split.

Using blood samples from 200 cancer patients, researchers showed that it is possible to find most early cancer cases with targeted error correction sequencing.

The offering consists of two tranches of $600 million each, and the firm plans to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including the repayment of outstanding senior notes due on Aug. 23. 

The agricultural company said it will use the licensed technology to develop improved and sustainable crops.

The company also announced a deal to provide in-house testing services to drugmaker Biotest, as well as changes to its management team.

The firm said it may use the loans to finance its $1.3 billion acquisition of Euroimmun Medical Laboratory Diagnostics.

The company's biggest revenue increase this quarter came from its diagnostics and genomics group, though its other businesses also posted increases.

Hospital will partner with several other institutions in this effort to support data-driven research into pediatric cancers and structural birth defects.

The funding will help the company to grow its business, which brokers sequencing service deals through a global online system.

The company said it will use the funds to expand its menu of STI tests and launch its io rapid diagnostic platform into UK sexual health clinics.

The researchers will study brain samples from individuals with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and major depressive disorder.

The company said that the funds will allow it to take its ReadyPlex rapid blood group genotyping assays into clinical trials and commercialization.

Using thousands of genes from 90 animal species, investigators established models suggesting placental mammals diversified across the Cretaceous-to-Paleogene boundary.

The changes include recommendations for first line immunotherapy in patients with high PD-L1 expression, and clarification on use of targeted therapies.

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Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.