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The company's test boasted strong sensitivity and specificity for a range of different alterations in clinical and contrived samples, particularly for low-allele frequencies.

At the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Myriad reported on the ability of its 86 SNP score to predict disease risk for the majority of women of European ancestry.

The companies will validate and commercialize the assay as a companion diagnostic to identify best responders to Morphotek's investigational ovarian cancer treatment.

The company has achieved even higher specificity than earlier data demonstrated, and is now building up its sales and marketing infrastructure for the planned launch of its lung cancer test.

The firm's Cxbladder Monitor test was shown to have a high negative predictive value compared to other commercially available urine diagnostic tests for bladder cancer.

The company plans to outlicense the assay, developed using a custom Affymetrix microarray, to an interested partner.

The company is moving forward in working with early adopters in a limited setting of lung cancer testing, but still plans to expand its test to other cancers soon.

The partnership is part of a broader agreement between Genome BC and Genomics England to share data and tools around cancer and rare and infectious diseases.

The researchers designed a synthetic DNA method to be used as internal controls for NGS assays that could be applied to oncology, metagenomics, and immunology.

The European Molecular Genetics Quality Network, a provider of proficiency testing services for clinical genetics and molecular pathology labs, and its UK partner have been developing a new assessment scheme for NGS labs.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.