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"Repurposing starts with the human genome," a precision medicine expert said in explaining Vanderbilt's new approach to accelerating clinical trials.

Ease Up

Some cancer researchers are pushing to relax clinical trial eligibility requirements, according to Nature.

The company now partners with 10 healthcare systems to provide free NGS testing to all advanced cancer patients and plans to present patient data this summer.

With its technology, the company hopes to connect more cancer patients being treated in community-based practices to beneficial clinical trials based on genomic biomarkers.

The firm's Guardant360 assay will be used first to test patients for ERBB2 mutations, then guide patients to a variety of treatment arms.

On the Verge

The Financial Times reports that CRISPR-based biotechs are about to start human studies of gene-editing treatments.

Getting a Move On

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

Nohla will use Karius' NGS plasma test for pathogen detection in a randomized trial evaluating Nohla's lead product, a cellular therapy called NLA101.

BMS amended an ongoing Phase III study of Opdivo and Yervoy to evaluate outcomes based on tumor mutational burden using Foundation Medicine's NGS companion diagnostic.

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.