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The test, called CANScript, combines an ex vivo tumor ecosystem with a machine learning algorithm to predict the therapeutic efficacy of cancer drugs.

Despite improvements to sequencing technology, there are still significant challenges in developing clinical NGS-based gene panels.

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 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.