NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Foundation Medicine and Agios Pharmaceuticals today announced a deal to develop diagnostics for the biopharmaceutical firm's drug candidates.

Under the terms of the deal, the partners seek to identify genomic alterations, which can be used to pick out those patients most likely to respond to Agios' new cancer metabolism inhibitors targeting tumors carrying mutations in either the IDH1 or IDH2 metabolic enzymes. Using this information, Foundation and Agios will then develop and potentially commercialize diagnostics for the drug candidates.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.