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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.

Early Glimpse

The Associated Press reports on early, potentially promising results from a gene-editing trial.

A CRISPR Go

US companies have begun recruiting for a CRISPR-based gene-editing trial to treat β-thalassemia, Stat News reports.

Priorities for Q3 include the continued buildup of a commercial launch for the company's BarreGEN test. The firm has started a second clinical validation study for the test.

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A study of families explores how children transmit SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.

US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.

According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.

In Science this week: MIT researchers outline approach dubbed translatable components regression to predict treatment response among IBD patients.