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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – HTG Molecular Diagnostics today announced a collaboration to validate the Centre of Excellence for the Prevention of Organ Failure's (PROOF Centre) assay for organ rejection in heart transplant patients.

A prospective study slated for publication has demonstrated that Precision Therapeutics' ChemoFx test was able to predict whether ovarian cancer patients would live longer if they took a particular chemotherapy.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – With the help of the National Cancer Institute, CvergenX is developing a radiosensitivity test for use in determining how patients respond to radiation therapy, the company said late Tuesday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Insight Genetics said Tuesday that it has been chosen by the National Cancer Institute to participate in the institute's Clinical Assay Development Program.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Start-up KellBenX is positioning itself as the David among the Goliaths of the non-invasive prenatal diagnostics space by building a test that it said can detect fetal chromosomal abnormalities beyond aneuploidies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies today said that it has established a partnership with researchers aimed at evaluating the use of its Ion Torrent PGM for influenza virus typing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Exosome Diagnostics today said that it has signed an agreement with Life Technologies to use the Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Dx Real-Time PCR Instrument for its exosome biofluid in vitro diagnostics program.

Rheonix plans to seek 510(k) clearance of the test from the FDA in the fourth quarter.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.