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The companies are developing a lung cancer liquid biopsy assay that will run on desktop sequencers, with plans to apply for regulatory clearance in China.

BioSkryb will now have an exclusive global license for clinical applications of primary template directed amplification technology.

The company sells a number of next-generation sequencing-based tissue and liquid biopsy tests for cancer therapy selection to the Chinese market.

By combining with ArcherDX, Invitae will gain tumor profiling and liquid biopsy technologies for predicting and monitoring therapeutic response.

The findings underscore the utility of universal germline testing in young adults diagnosed with cancers that are more common in older populations.

The firm has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to 2,400,000 additional shares, which would contribute additional gross proceeds of up to $38.4 million.

A bi-weekly listing of recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractors.

The company expects to garner clearance for its platform in the US first for Lynch syndrome as it builds additional evidence for an immunotherapy application.

Christiana Care researchers have identified a unique protospacer adjacent motif site that allows them to knock out the NRF2 gene in tumor cells while leaving normal cells alone.

The accelerated approval is based on results from two cohorts of a Phase II, single-arm trial in which EZH2-mutated patients had an overall response rate of 69 percent.

The work suggests mass spec can more accurately assess levels of immunotherapy targets like PD-L1 than conventional clinical approaches.

GNS Healthcare will apply its AI and simulation technology to data from the CoMMpass study in search of insights on disease progression and drug response.

The firm's technology uses ex vivo organ culture to model cancer growth and predict a patient's tumor response to chemotherapy and targeted drugs. 

ArcherDX said the firms aim to apply minimal residual disease monitoring in clinical-trial protocols and for future therapy optimization.

The launch of the company's Prism system earlier this month should support the development of an accompanying menu of tests to serve diverse users.

The accelerated approval is based on data showing that refractory cancer patients with TMB of at least 10 mutations/Mb saw tumor shrinkage and had durable responses on the immunotherapy.

The collaboration will allow oncologists a streamlined view of the treatments and trials available to patients based on their genomic profile.

Researchers from startup Duality Technologies and Dana-Farber have demonstrated the efficacy and speed of a highly secure technique for analyzing encrypted genomic data.

Dante Labs will use library preparation kits from Nonacus and software from CCG.ai to create a sample-to-report service, the firms said.

Lexent Bio's monitoring platform is in development and based on low-pass whole-genome sequencing and DNA methylation analysis.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.