NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In an encouraging development for the pancreatic cancer space, researchers have shown that using a broader liquid biopsy approach — including both proteomic and circulating DNA analysis — can significantly increase the number of early cancer cases detected in blood samples.

As researchers have come to recognize that treatable genotypes don't turn up equally often in all cancers, it has also become clear that that circulating tumor DNA is not as prevalent or detectable in all cancer types and stages.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

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This webinar will discuss a molecular barcode-based error correction method that enables combined mutation detection and DNA copy number profiling through circulating tumor DNA sequencing.

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About one year ago, the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), with liaison representation from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and College of American Pathologists (CAP), released a guideline on reporting somatic cancer variants.