NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new blood-based cancer testing firm, CellMax Life, made its debut this week with the launch of its first assay — a CTC-based early colorectal cancer detection test available currently through its lab in Taiwan.

The company has amassed about $14 million in venture funding to support ongoing studies assessing the clinical utility of the test, called CellMax CRC-Protect, and development efforts for other tests in its menu.

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Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.

May
04
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Qiagen

This online seminar will provide an overview of the use of liquid biopsies for cancer recurrence monitoring with a particular focus on colorectal cancer.

May
11
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This webinar will provide an overview of an RNA-seq protocol that has been optimized to study small RNA species such as microRNAs.

May
23
Sponsored by
Agilent Technologies

This webinar will discuss a target enrichment workflow for high-confidence detection of variants. 

Jun
20
Sponsored by
OmniSeq

This webinar will discuss RNA sequencing as an alternative to immunohistochemistry (IHC) in selecting patients for cancer immunotherapy.