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The assay, being developed in partnership with Johnson & Johnson, will complement computed tomography imaging by combining 26 genes and clinical variables for lung cancer detection.

The study is one of several recent efforts to detect bacteria directly with mass spec, which could eliminate the need for culturing and speed turnaround time.

While the approach lost some of its luster after failing to deliver on early hype, technological improvements are revitalizing interest among researchers.

At ASHG, researchers showed why they're moving away from limited, linear human reference genome representations and towards a more inclusive future.

Cytek believes the updated Aurora platform, which the company says can resolve 40 colors, may curb errors and costs for spectral analysis.

The company launched a "core" service using Illumina microarray genotyping, and has plans for an expanded NGS offering with Quest Diagnostics.

While some groups have communicated their concerns directly to the agency, stakeholders have also formed a new coalition to publicly take issue with FDA's actions.

A new study in Science used allele-specific expression data to find candidate genes that may have contributed to mendelian muscle disease in patients.

The Irvine, California-based firm said its "Revolution" system offer recovery rates of 70 to 90 percent across a wide range of liquid sample volumes.

The firm hopes to return fewer VUS in its test reports and to accelerate the resolution of uncertain results issued to patients in that past.

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Bloomberg Law writes that the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act may work better as a privacy, rather than anti-discrimination, law.

TechCrunch reports that Linda Avey has a new personal genomics startup that's focusing on India.

A new report finds that though the US has increased its activity in science and engineering, its global share of that activity has fallen in some areas, according to Inside Higher Ed.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of rapeseed, universal target enrichment method for metagenomic sequencing, and more.