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The agency issued draft guidance on minimal residual disease as a biomarker and finalized another guidance on developing drugs with pan-cancer indications.

An Oregon Health Authority committee issued a draft guidance to not cover NGS testing for solid tumors, which advocacy groups say will limit access to Medicaid beneficiaries.

The protocol could lead to greater regulatory harmonization in Europe, where every country has its own national legislation covering genetic testing.

The FDA said that pooled testing of donations using a screening test that it has licensed is a sufficient method for complying with its testing regulations.

Consent — and the right to withdraw it — underlies the EU's newly effective General Data Protection Regulation for researchers in Europe and beyond.

The agency finalized recommendations for developing and validating NGS tests, and proposed a submission process for investigational IVDs in cancer Rx trials.

Research teams and commercial firms are increasingly using genome editing to address farm animal health and welfare, from viral resistance to physical traits.

In two documents FDA discusses the development of drugs for molecular indications and investigational device exemption requirements for IVDs in drug trials.

The wide-ranging discussion with witnesses from Stanford, Johns Hopkins, and Editas Medicine touched on recent advances in research and questions of safety.

Companies are now expected to have their tests cleared by authorities for clinical use, and to bring their entire catalogs into line with the new regulations by May 2022.

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A new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.