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The proteomics firm is swapping 4 million of its shares for a 10 percent interest in CPR with the goal of moving into clinical trials and related research.

Angle aims to show that clinicians can determine HER-2 status by subjecting harvested circulating tumor cells to fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH).  

The Genomenon Mastermind genomic search engine links to Saphetor's VarSome genomic annotation tool, while VarSome links back to variant-related literature.

The partners are developing and optimizing an algorithm that assesses the likelihood of a patient's cancer progressing to metastasis.

Avalon said that it will collaborate with genomic sequencing and PCR firm Da An Gene to accelerate exosome diagnostic product development and commercialization. 

The partners will perform blood-based tests on Oxford's Episwitch platform to monitor epigenetic changes of athletes with concussions.

In the longer term, the two firms plan to use PlexBio's multiplexing technology to develop a full menu of infectious disease assays. 

The project relates to an NGS-based clinical trial assay associated with a sponsored project agreement between Qiagen and an undisclosed pharmaceutical company.

Under the agreement, new companion diagnostics will be included in updates to FoundationOne CDx, which was recently FDA approved.

The partners will collect and analyze cancer samples and analyze data to support basic and translational research and advance precision oncology and personalized medicine.

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The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.