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The FDA has granted accelerated approval to Rozlytrek as a treatment for adult and adolescent patients with NTRK fusion-positive cancers.

The company is on track to submit Guardant360 to the FDA in the third quarter, but also expects to see pan-cancer reimbursement much sooner.

Temple City, California-based Fulgent offers genetic tests for a range of diseases and disorders, as well as custom panels and sequencing services.

The regulatory approval means that the assay for minimal residual disease is available to monitor B cell blood cancers in patients in all 50 states.

Verogen's ForenSeq kit and Thermo Fisher Scientific's Precision ID Whole Genome Panel can now be used to create DNA profiles for a national repository.

The latest NYS Department of Health approval expands the company's CT/NG testing to samples from multiple relevant body sites.

Forensic laboratories can now use the Applied Biosystems Precision ID System mtDNA analysis to submit profiles to a national database.

The LeukoStrat CDx FLT3 Mutation Assay can now be used in Japan as the CDx for quizartinib for the treatment of FLT3-ITD positive relapsed or refractory AML.

The UK Competition and Markets Authority has announced concerns that the $1.2 billion merger will reduce competition for Illumina and could scrutinize it further.

The firm said that with the approval, the firm's liquid biopsy-based ExoDx Prostate IntelliScore (EPI) test is now available in every state.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.