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Using funds from the California precision medicine initiative, the group will use its bioinformatics expertise to match patients to treatments in pediatric clinical trials.

Bioethicists weigh the idea of charging patients to take part in clinical research, coming down against the approach.

As part of the CORRECT trial, researchers compared analyses of liquid and tissue biopsies, finding support for using circulating DNA to follow tumor progression.

LabCorp subsidiary Covance will process patient samples in Singapore and send them to Epic's San Diego lab for CTC analysis.

Therapies aimed at drug targets that have been linked genetically to disease fare better through the drug development pipeline, researchers from GSK and elsewhere found.

Data showed that patients who had pathologic complete response in the neoadjuvant setting after treatment with a regimen containing Genetech's Perjeta experienced better progression-free and disease-free survival.

The anti-PD-L1 drug significantly extended survival in NSCLC patients with high PD-L1 expression compared to docetaxel, while alectinib shrank tumors for those with ALK-positive tumors and brain metastases.

The collaboration will leverage NanoString's nCounter Analysis System and PanCancer Immune Profiling technology in multiple prospective CITN clinical trials.

Researchers used NGS to profile the tumors of metastatic colorectal carcinoma patients enrolled in the CAPRI-GOIM clinical trial.

The panel evaluates both DNA and RNA, and is being used in the National Cancer Institute's Match trial.

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Researchers have developed a robotic lab assistant, the Verge reports.

CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.

The Associated Press reports the World Health Organization is sending experts to China to investigate the animal source of SARS-CoV-2.

In Science this week: atlas of affected cell populations in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and more.