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In the studies, the Merck immunotherapy extended survival for advanced lung cancer and stomach cancer patients with high PD-L1 expression.

NPR reports on a clinical trial examining an antisense oligonucleotide drug for Huntington's disease.

During its earnings call this week, the liquid biopsy firm said it is planning a 10,000-patient trial to test its Lunar assay for colorectal cancer screening.

Looking Into It

A second death in gene therapy trial for type 1 spinal muscular atrophy is under investigation, according to Reuters.

A woman participating in a trial examining the use of mitochondrial transfer as a fertility treatment has given birth, New Scientist reports.

Some, Not All Results

A report from Universities Allied for Essential Medicines and TranspariMed finds some US research institutions are slow to report their clinical trial findings, Nature News says.

Researchers will first compare liquid with tissue-based tumor profiling before implementing it as a way to enroll patients into the targeted drug trials.

The British molecular diagnostics firm recently completely a redesign of its point-of-care system, called Q-POC, and is planning to seek a CE-IVD mark for the device later this year.

Sangamo Therapeutics has announced preliminary results from its gene-editing trial, the Associated Press reports.

The BioFire FilmArray Pneumonia panel will be used to optimize clinical trial enrollment for an antibiotic to treat combat carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii infections.

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A new paper says an effort to introduce gene drives into mosquitos altered the genetic makeup of the local mosquitos, but the company behind the project says the paper is flawed.

Virginia's Department of Forensic Science is offering attorneys a course on DNA testing, the Virginian-Pilot reports.

Researchers examine changes in the genomes of emmer wheat populations where the climate has warmed, the BBC reports.

In Cell this week: microinjection of CRISPR-Cas9 enables targeted mutations in Anolis, melanoma proteomic profiling, and more.