Since selling GeneInsight to Sunquest, Partners has refocused its genomic informatics innovation on an app-based platform that it plans on making open source.
In a rapidly growing industry where 14 new genetic tests are launched daily, tracking utilization and payment is increasingly difficult, Concert Genetics' report says.
The five-year-old firm recently completed a clinical trial of the real-time PCR-based test, called ProALL-BM, on patients from a European National Registry Study.
Miami-based Nicklaus will send patient blood samples to Rady Children's in San Diego for WGS, bioinformatics analysis, and initial clinical interpretation.
Investigators from several centers outlined tumor features, treatment strategies, and clinical trial classifications coming from tumor-germline clinical sequencing programs.
Only three out of 10 sequencing workflows detected all variants in a synthetic reference sample, according to a study presented at ACMG.
A private payor survey by ClearView Healthcare Partners found that medical directors viewed CMS's decision with caution; half had no plans to align commercial plan coverage.
Researchers detected excess genetic risk and/or misclassification when profiling ClinVar variants in ACMG-59 and OrphaNet genes using genome and exome sequences.
The team showed that sequencing can diagnose ill babies faster, leading to better outcomes and saving money by reducing unnecessary treatments and procedures.
The company has highlighted the study as evidence that its test would outperform Roche's FDA-approved liquid biopsy assay if implemented in the clinic.
A UK team sequenced the exomes of 16 fetuses and their parents, delivering a molecular diagnosis for 13.
Under the draft determination, the test would be covered to help assess which treatments to use in patients with advanced prostate cancer.
The DocUBuild tool grew out of the eMERGE network and helps institutions curate and manage genomic educational material for clinicians and patients alike.
Prospective panel sequencing on colorectal cancer patients picked up Lynch syndrome with sensitivity and specificity that met or exceeded gene-by-gene tests.
With its technology, the company hopes to connect more cancer patients being treated in community-based practices to beneficial clinical trials based on genomic biomarkers.
Speakers at HudsonAlpha's Genomic Medicine Conference said while sequencing results sometimes result in a diagnosis and change in care, they often have no consequence.
HudsonAlpha's Greg Barsh described results from a Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research project during the institute's ongoing Genomic Medicine Conference.
Farsight Genome Systems is touting the rapid scalability of its analytic pipeline as it seeks to make its technology "future-proof" for clinical genomics labs.
The company's test boasted strong sensitivity and specificity for a range of different alterations in clinical and contrived samples, particularly for low-allele frequencies.
Ambry will offer ArcherDX's immune repertoire sequencing assays to biopharmaceutical customers.
Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.
Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.
Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.
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