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The companies will combine their respective technologies to develop mass spectrometry-based proteomics assays for adverse pregnancy outcomes.

How labs — including those that are part of other healthcare systems — offering PGx testing will react to Inova's decision to not engage with the FDA remains to be seen.

The team reported that engineering a hairpin secondary structure onto the spacer region of sgRNAs can increase specificity by several orders of magnitude.

A Chinese study involving NIPS data from almost two million pregnant women found that a new bioinformatic approach improves the detection of cancer.

Researchers found diagnostically informative single-gene mutations in five of the 19 idiopathic liver diseases cases they assessed with exome sequencing.

The partners will work together on a US commercialization strategy for Genetic Technologies' line of existing and future polygenic risk tests.

The test completes a suite of assays designed to detect pathogens that can cause sepsis using the firm's ePlex system.

The researchers plan to analyze clinical records and genetic data from whole-exome sequencing for more than 3,000 patients using DNAnexus' Apollo platform.

Last week, GenomeWeb's readers were most interested in a study that showed a clinico-genomics database could be used to gain new insights on disease biomarkers.

The Chinese joint venture aims to develop infectious disease assays based on iCubate's proprietary amplicon-rescued multiplex PCR technology.

Qiagen's test is intended to identify advanced bladder cancer patients with alterations in FGFR3 or FGFR2 genes and who are likely to respond to erdafitinib.

A bi-weekly listing of recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractors.

The initiative, funded in partnership with NHGRI and Color, will mentor 40 trainees through a competitive process and host programs to encourage diversity.

In a study of microbial genome data, researchers noted that many horizontal gene transfer events appeared to occur between different sites within the human body.

Individuals identified as needing homozygous FH evaluation will receive confirmatory genetic testing from Invitae and genetic counseling from Genome Medical.

The researchers reported that most of these changes, though not all, reverted to normal upon the astronaut's return to Earth.

The Boston-based company offers a DNA test for dogs that it said can provide information on breed, ancestry, health, and disease risk.

Under the terms of the deal, XCR will develop and implement three assays for NeuMoDx's recently launched 288- and 96-sample molecular systems.

Using genome sequences for 161 present-day Papuans and Island Southeast Asians, researchers described three Denisovan lineages and estimated divergence times between them.

The PCR-based Carba assay is designed to detect and differentiate bacterial gene sequences that are associated with resistance to carbapenem antibiotics.

For 2019, the firm's total revenues from commercial operations, licensing, and collaborations are expected to grow to more than €3 million.

The partnership follows a strategic collaboration between Twist and LakePharma, announced last week, that involves the same technology.

Evotec will access Indivumed's IndivuType multi-omics cancer database to discover and develop new precision therapeutics for colorectal cancer.

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University of Idaho researchers model the scientific discovery process to examine the link between reproducibility and scientific truth.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.