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The PCR-based Carba assay is designed to detect and differentiate bacterial gene sequences that are associated with resistance to carbapenem antibiotics.

The partnership follows a strategic collaboration between Twist and LakePharma, announced last week, that involves the same technology.

Evotec will access Indivumed's IndivuType multi-omics cancer database to discover and develop new precision therapeutics for colorectal cancer.

Sophia's STS molecular diagnostic application runs on top of the Sophia AI platform to detect and characterize genomic alterations in solid tumors.

In the JAMA study, researchers confirmed the previously known clinical and genomic features of NSCLC patients in their large clinico-genomics database.

Yikon's test uses next-generation sequencing to screen embryos for chromosomal aneuploidy prior to implantation and does not require a biopsy.

The company filed its first suit against Natera in March, claiming the firm's kidney transplant test infringes patents underlying CareDx's AlloSure test.

Pharmacogenetics and legal experts took particular issue with the agency's suggestion that "established" drug/gene relationships are found only in FDA-approved drug labels.

As of July 1, the Guardant360 test will be considered medically necessary for aiding therapy selection in advanced lung cancer for health plan members of EviCore.

Efforts highlighted at last week's AACR meeting included new efforts to advance gene expression signatures, improve PD-L1 tests, and calculate MSI across tumor types.

The researchers said a microbiome-based test could expand the number of individuals who are screened for the disease.

The firm is seeking approval of myChoice HRD as a test that can identify ovarian, fallopian, or peritoneal cancer patients deficient in homologous recombination DNA repair.

At the ACMG meeting, a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia researcher described finding relatively high rates of hereditary cancer variants in tumor sequence data.

Immunexpress received US clearance for a direct-from-blood sepsis test in 2017 and recently won a contract to commercialize a sample-to-answer sepsis assay.

Research presented at ACMG by Invitae suggests that clinically actionable variants in cancer patients are missed by germline testing that is not done with expanded panels.

The company said its higher revenues were due in part to international performance including continued penetration of Middle Eastern and Asian markets.

The test will run on Oxford Nanopore's MinIon and will be used as a reflex test when the standard PCR test does not give a clear answer.

In 125,000 de-identified Invitae customers with and without a personal or family history of cancer, 23andMe's DTC test would have missed almost 90 percent of BRCA mutations.

The agency said the MediMap tests are in violation of Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because they are intended, in part, for use in disease diagnosis.

In a retrospective analysis, UK researchers found that long-read sequencing of HLA genes in stem cell transplantation donors and recipients led to better outcomes.

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The long-running Framingham Heart Study has received a $38 million grant, according to the Boston Globe.

A Stanford University investigation finds that its researchers did not take part in He Jiankui's work to develop gene-edited infants.

Retraction Watch reports that two researchers had both a Science and a Nature paper retracted last week.

In Genome Biology this week: genomic sequencing of milkweed bug, benchmark comparison of single-cell RNA sequencing platforms, and more.