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The researchers found that Cepheid's Xpert HCV viral load assay used at the point of care performed at levels comparable to a laboratory test.

The test, developed with Pfizer, could identify renal cancer patients who would experience recurrence, but not who would benefit from adjuvant Sutent.

The company is testing the assay's potential as a tool to manage the treatment of patients with primary breast cancer.

The US National Institute of Mental Health has funded fewer clinical trials since it began to emphasize studies of the biological basis of disease, Nature News reports.

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A new analysis has uncovered clinical trial papers that have reported suspicious data, the Guardian reports.

There are now 100 sites in the US participating in the basket study, and soon trials with similar approaches will be available in Canada and 13 other countries.

Data presented at ASCO showing 76 percent of cancer patients responded to larotrectinib could lead to the availability of the first tissue-agnostic targeted drug.

Clinical embryonic stem cell trials are set to begin in China, according to Nature News.

Collaborators have created an atlas that compares available PD-L1 IHC assays and reveals areas of debate, including challenges encountered by clinicians.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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CBS This Morning highlights recent Medicare fraud involving offers of genetic testing.

Researchers find that many cancer drugs in development don't work quite how their developers thought they did, as Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Mariya Gabriel, a Bulgarian politician, is to be the next European Union research commissioner, according to Science.

In Science this week: a survey indicates that US adults are more likely to support the agricultural use of gene drives if they target non-native species and if they are limited, and more.