NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – After reviewing data presented to them on a range of genetic tests already in clinical use for personalizing cancer treatments, an advisory group for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services voted this week that two well-established breast cancer recurrence risk tests and microsatellite instability (MSI) testing in colorectal cancer have sufficient prognostic validity and utility.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

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In this webinar, the first in the “New Frontiers in Liquid Biopsy Research” series, Bea Bellosillo, head of pathology at the Hospital del Mar, will discuss her experience evaluating an early-access lung cancer panel that detects copy number variants and fusions.

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This webinar will discuss a new approach to amplicon sequencing that addresses the current inefficiencies of the method, such as small designs, primer drop outs, and low uniformity.