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LabCorp's Covance business plans to offer single-cell services on Mission Bio's platform to pharma and to explore its use in companion diagnostics.

Although analyses for other drugs in the class have failed to confirm the influence of genotype, Dalcor is moving forward with its clinical trial, expecting some results by the end of this year.

The test will be designed to detect a protein biomarker in aqueous humor that can be used to determine the severity of glaucoma and to make treatment decisions.

The deal will focus on Biocartis' Idylla MSI test, which provides information on a tumor's microsatellite instability status of a tumor from a single FFPE slice.

The kit is approved for the qualitative detection of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in patients with different cancer types including breast cancer.

The NGS assay is designed to help physicians to identify non-small cell lung cancer patients who may benefit from eight targeted therapies.

MolecularMD is expected to expand Icon's laboratory services by enabling it to better support precision medicine programs for drug-diagnostic codevelopment.

The company said RNA-seq will enable it to detect therapeutically relevant gene fusions better than DNA sequencing tests.

The test uses multiplex PCR fragment analysis with Promega-designed five-mononucleotide repeat markers to detect the MSI-high phenotype within tumor tissues.

Qiagen's test detects the most frequently occurring somatic mutations in EGFR in less than four hours using real-time PCR on the Rotor-Gene Q platform.

The firm has also begun an initiative to reduce and deliver sustainable revenue growth for 2019 to compensate for commercial challenges in the US market.

The firm's new RT-PCR assay identifies 20 gene fusion between NTRK1/2/3 and other genes, allowing clinicians to potentially detect rare forms of different cancers.

Foundation Medicine's assay detects genomic alterations in 324 cancer genes and serves as a companion diagnostic for patients with certain types of tumors.

New drugs, tests, and policies suggest steady and continued future growth in the space, though public awareness of personalized medicine continues to lag.

The test is now approved as a CDx for advanced ovarian cancer patients considering Lynparza as a first-line maintenance treatment.

The draft guidelines have intrigued industry players interested in pursuing labeling that would allow their CDx to direct treatment for a class of drugs instead of one drug.

Plans are in place for a Guardant360-based assay to predict response to AsztraZeneca's Tagrisso and for a blood-based TMB test using the larger GuardantOmni panel.

The CDx, which will include the detection of activating FGFR2 fusions, is expected to be incorporated into Foundation Medicine's FDA-approved FoundationOne CDx assay.

Qiagen and Foundation Medicine will develop tissue- and plasma-based companion tests to identify best responders to the PI3K inhibitor alpelisib

The guidance addresses cases in which there's enough evidence to conclude that the CDx is suitable for use with a specific group or class of oncology therapies.

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Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.

A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.

Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.

In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.