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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Oracle Health Sciences Network today announced the inclusion of Genetic Alliance into the network, creating a bridge "linking individuals in its crowd-sourced patient registry to clinical trials."

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – VolitionRx today announced an agreement with Hvidovre Hospital, part of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, covering two clinical trials for colorectal cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Myriad Genetics will conduct homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) testing on patients enrolled in PharmaMar's Phase II clinical study for its anti-tumor drug candidate under a deal announced after the close of the market on Tuesday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PrimeraDx today announced a deal with Quest Diagnostics to co-develop molecular diagnostic products and services.
The focus of the non-exclusive deal is to support drug developers in the clinical development of targeted therapeutics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Veridex announced this week a deal with Laboratory Corporation of America to make its CellSearch circulating tumor cell test available in China.

Though not defined by any one major breakthrough as in years past, the RNAi therapeutics field made steady progress in 2012, particularly in terms of product and technology development, according to industry insiders.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Foundation Medicine and Ariad Pharmaceuticals today announced a deal aimed at the genomic profiling of patients enrolled in clinical trials for Ariad's investigational dual-inhibitor of ALK and EGFR for non-small cell lung cancer and other cancers.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DioGenix announced today a collaboration with Fast Forward to develop a molecular diagnostic test for multiple sclerosis.

This article has been corrected to note that the OncoTect 3Dx technology is slideless and the sample size for the study is 10,000 rather than the previously stated 100,000.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Canary Foundation said that it has received two gifts totaling $8.5 million that will help the organization continue its work in developing tests for early cancer detection.

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ScienceInsider reports that rude and unprofessional paper reviewers are common and can have harmful effects.

The US Senate has confirmed Stephen Hahn as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, according to the New York Times.

CNBC reports Apple is partnering with Color Genomics to offer its employees free DNA screening for disease.

In Science this week: researchers use CRISPR tool to find gut microbiome molecules involved in immunity, and more.