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The expert body now recognizes the test's ability to predict whether early-stage breast cancer patients will benefit from extended, adjuvant endocrine therapy.

The agency said people can potentially shorten quarantine time and reduce travel-associated contagion risk with PCR or antigen SARS-CoV-2 testing.

Illumina, Twist Bioscience, Western Digital, and Microsoft are teaming up with others to make DNA-based data storage technologies interoperable.

During a session at the ASHG 2020 virtual meeting, representatives from both organizations laid out the reasons for their contrasting guidelines.

The guidelines caution that there are "significant limitations" in the interpretation of polygenic risk scores and they should not be used in patient management.

 

The nationwide study will enroll prostate cancer patients who do and don't meet current guidelines and assess how access to genetic information impacts their care. 

The society recommends routine use of multigene NGS for a handful of metastatic cancers, as well as in the context of clinical trials at academic centers.

The updated guidelines now also highlight the use of PCR and next-generation sequencing to determine microsatellite instability. 

The group said the recommendations aim to standardize and improve warfarin response genotyping assays.

The group now states that men with unfavorable intermediate-risk or high-risk disease can consider testing with Myriad's Prolaris or GenomeDx's Decipher.

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The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.

According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic.

The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.

In Science this week: single-cell lineage tracing technique applied to study lung cancer metastasis, and more.