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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.

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

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The Los Angeles Times reports that a case of the novel coronavirus making people ill in China has been reported in the US. 

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill seeking increased funding for certain fields, including synthetic biology, ScienceInsider reports. 

Discover magazine writes that paleoproteomics is increasing being used in archaeology, paleoanthropology, and paleontology, including a recent study of a 6,000-year-old ring. 

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: mutagenic effects of ultraviolet "A" light, post-transcription effects of synonymous mutations, and more.