clinical utility

Results of a new study show that patients guided to targeted therapy based on ctDNA get the same benefits as those who got tissue-based tests in initial clinical trials.

Caris Life Sciences also found that time-to-next treatment could be a surrogate endpoint for survival.

A genetic testing utilization service launched by Stanford in 2015 helped cut the number of inappropriately ordered tests in half and saved about $250,000 during the first year.

Clinicians in the hospital will use IBM's Watson to identify possible options for diagnosing and treating rare pediatric diseases starting with kidney disease.

Most study participants seem to be increasingly comfortable contributing their genetic results to their electronic medical records as the study progresses.

Use of the blood culture panel in a community hospital setting led to shorter time to targeted treatment for the patient and a shorter stay in the hospital.

The data, presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting, showed that doctors referred only 4 percent of women with low Corus CAD scores for further cardiac evaluation.

The collaboration will explore the clinical utility of Trovagene's platform for detecting and monitoring EGFR mutations in lung cancer patients. 

A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

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

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.