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If approved, the companion test can be used to identify which metastatic breast cancer patients have mutations in BRCA1/2 genes and are likely to respond to Lynparza.

The company gains global distribution rights for the Zurich team's histoCAT cytometry imaging software, which it will sell alongside its newly-launched Hyperion Imaging System.

Waters experienced some sluggishness in the US market in the quarter, and the firm noted that its pharma business, in particular, had seen a shift toward Europe.

Using genome-wide association and targeted sequencing approaches, research teams continue to tally up genetic contributors and candidate genes in breast cancer.

The funding is being awarded under the auspices of the NIH's BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network, which aims to establish reference cell atlases of the brain.

The test is performed on the company's AmpiProbe platform, and the approval expands Enzo's offering of infectious disease tests in New York.

The companies will provide genotype testing, actionable genomic information, and custom reporting for the Banner Alzheimer's Institute's GeneMatch registry.

Last week, GenomeWeb's readers were most interested in Illumina Ventures raising $230 million to support genomics and precision medicine companies.

The kits cover the primary genetic targets currently used for assessing the compatibility of  hematopoietic cell donors with recipients.

Based on genotypes for people with or without food allergies, investigators saw loci near immune, inflammation, and epithelial genes.

The project has identified carrier variants in 109 infants so far — a total of 232 variants in 166 genes — according to a presentation at ASHG today.

Konica Minolta paid $800 million up front for Ambry, with Ambry shareholders eligible to receive up to $200 million in future payments.

University of Exeter researchers used UK Biobank data to examine the interaction of genetic risk factors for obesity, physical activity, and sleep.

Researchers from Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine said sequencing has clinical utility and is cost effective.

According to survey results presented at ASHG, most genetics experts support somatic and germline gene editing, though few favor trait enhancement.

AmCare Genomics said that it has a large network that would enable it to raise awareness about Genomic Vision's test for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. 

The study aims to explore the "unique benefits and challenges" or incorporating genomic information into the routine care of active duty Air Force members.

Investigators saw muted negative selection against mutations in genomic data for more than 7,600 tumors, while mining positive selection patterns for cancer driver clues.

Johns Hopkins' Evgeny Izumchenko is also developing a blood test for the non-invasive detection and followup of early tumors.

Right Patient Right Drug will use the PharmacoScan platform to perform preventive pharmacogenetic testing under St. Jude's PG4KDS program.  

Fabric disclosed partnerships with Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine, the Utah Genome Project, and Genomics England's 100,000 Genomes Project.

The firm attributes the positive results to efforts to strengthen its US diagnostics business and stabilize its core diagnostics product families of H. pylori and food testing.

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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.