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Agendia said that the guidelines reflect MammaPrint's rank as the only multigene test to receive level 1A status, based on prospective, randomized data from the MINDACT clinical trial.

Call for Guidance

Harvard researchers call for a discussion and development of guidelines for 'embryoid' research, NPR reports.

The German Association of Gynecological Oncology included the breast cancer diagnostic in its annual update for cancer clinicians.

The recommendations were developed by a working group of the AMP Clinical Practice Committee that included representatives from ACMG, ASCO, and CAP.

The Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium hopes that the terms will be widely adopted by labs and help advance adoption of PGx test results across systems. 

However, the task force stopped short of recommending the use of Cologuard or other molecular assays over a variety of well-established non-molecular testing methods.

The recommendations resulted from two meetings that brought together physicians, lab workers, researchers, genetic counselors, and patient families from the US and Canada.

Make a Note

Despite the development of guidelines, researchers still don't always report the age and sex of the lab mice used in their studies.

The network said MDxHealth's ConfirmMDx should be used to screen men at higher risk for prostate cancer despite a negative biopsy. 

The new rule is aimed at women with early-stage invasive breast cancer and known hormone and HER2 receptor status.

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Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.