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Akonni has received clearance for a molecular diagnostic instrument and a saliva-based pharmacogenomics test for warfarin metabolism.

Keytruda and Ibrance demonstrate activity in molecularly defined populations, while a new cohort will explore Gilotrif in tumors with NRG1 fusions.

Exact Sciences and the Mayo Clinic are working to develop a blood test for pancreatic cancer that might be able to diagnose patients with early-stage disease.

Almac said that the assay will be used in a clinical study of repotrectinib (TPX-0005), an investigational, next-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor.

A draft bill provides for a major expansion of eligible material, a move the ACLU and AMP said threatens to reduce competition in genetic testing.

The company reported that its genome-wide methylation approach could detect 77 percent of stage II cancers in its ongoing case-control CCGA study.

Dubbed Automobi Molecular Diagnostics, the company will establish local manufacturing facilities and work to commercialize the Novodiag platform in China.

The agreement is part of Biocartis' long term plans to expand its presence in the oncology field by building a menu of tests for immunotherapies.

According to Natantis, researchers will be able to use the device to extract cell-free nucleic acids from whole blood in 45 minutes.

Thrive Earlier Detection is banking on targeted detection of frequent cancer mutations, coupled with protein markers, while competitors turn to genome-wide approaches.

The randomized data continue to distinguish Genomic Health's test for node-negative women, while new questions come to the fore node-positive disease and other areas of clinical care.

The company drew $49 from the credit facility to repay an earlier outstanding loan and expects to draw another $27 million to, in part, pay for its acquisition of GenePOC.

The firm plans to use proceeds to fund commercial activities related to its ClonoSeq assay, as well as research into drug discovery and its project to map TCR antigens.

The project, established by the National Cancer Center of Japan, screens target genes in lung cancer to advance the development of new drugs and diagnostics.

The Columbia Solid Tumor Panel, a custom NGS panel from Pillar Biosciences, will be used at CUMC's Laboratory of Personalized Genomic Medicine.

The company has formalized an existing relationship by acquiring Pharmatech, hoping to directly integrate the firm's "right on time" trial matching service with its own molecular testing.

The assay is for detecting varicella-zoster virus in cerebrospinal fluid and can be used with the firm's Liaison MDx instrument.

The virology department at UW will offer a number of support services to diagnostics developers, including particular expertise in digital PCR and sequencing technologies.

Caris will use its whole-transcriptome sequencing assay and Molecular Intelligence Trials service to identify patients for a phase II clinical trial.

The company is commercializing a method developed by researchers at Johns Hopkins that detects cancer with high specificity from a blood sample.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.