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The qPCR assay measures methylation of six genes and could help doctors identify aggressive vs indolent prostate cancer more accurately than PSA.

A study exploring adjuvant capecitabine in early-stage TNBC failed but researchers are performing genomic analysis on a subset of patients who benefited.

 

Following promising data from its Circulating Cell-free Genome Atlas study, the firm decided to pivot its breast cancer trial to support its multi-cancer test.

The planned product, which will target drug-development companies, uses machine learning techniques to predict the outcomes and likelihood of success of clinical trials.

In this arm of the trial, 23 percent of patients treated with AKT1 E17K mutations saw their tumors shrink, a better result than those seen in three other trial arms.

NX Prenatal and Indiana University School of Medicine are collaborating to develop exosome blood tests for preterm birth risk and preeclampsia.

The prospective, multi-site clinical trial will evaluate the clinical utility of unbiased sequencing for identifying pathogens in suspected CNS infections.

Missing From Trials

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

The clinical trial matching app, which Roche collaborated on with MolecularMatch, is the latest in a series of features that it will introduce in its tumor board solution.

ScienceInsider reports that universities may be worse than drug companies at reporting clinical trial results.

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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.