NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Diagnostics developer Guardant Health has inked a deal with molecular data interpretation firm N-of-One to provide decision support services for its Guardant360 test.

The diagnostic uses next-generation sequencing to analyze cell-free DNA, tumor fragments shed into the blood at low concentrations. The test can be used to gauge genetic alterations driving various tumor types and can be used by doctors to inform personalized medicine strategies for patients or guide them to clinical trials.

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