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Several commercial NIPT providers in the US said they are planning to participate in the new program.

The Pinnacle assay for gene fusions and gene expression in tumor samples is the first in Cofactor's new line of clinical RNA-sequencing assays.

The lab was opened earlier this year as the company's central genomics lab in North America, offering various genomic services such as DNA sequencing.

The molecular diagnostics arm of Patrick Soon-Shiong's healthcare empire performs sequencing and proteomic analysis for the GPS Cancer test.

The Strand Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine lab is now accredited in India to perform three of Strand's most popular tests. 

It is also the first such lab in China to be licensed by the State of California, allowing it to process samples from the state.

The contract research organization's Atlanta-based facility has received the imprimatur for its oncology testing services.

The firm develops next-generation sequencing-based tumor profiling tests and last year launched a tumor profiling consortium in Canada.

The firm said that theUSfederal government recognizes the CAP accreditation program as being equal to or more stringent than its own inspection program.

It said the Hong Kong lab is the first in China to receive CAP accreditation.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.