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The company plans to outlicense the assay, developed using a custom Affymetrix microarray, to an interested partner.

The collaboration will streamline patient sample analysis to determine whether they should be included in clinical trials for molecularly targeted treatment. 

The partners plan to develop a computational platform that automates pipelines and processes for biomarker discovery, drug recovery and repositioning, and more.

The deal allows UK-based Almac to develop NGS assays on the Illumina MiSeqDx instrument.

The firms are developing a gene expression RSPO3 CLIA assay to select patients in the clinical development of OncoMed's therapeutic.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Pharmaceutical companies are jockeying to formulate companion diagnostics strategies that involve a new microarray-based assay developed by Almac Diagnostics, according to the company.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Almac Diagnostics has developed a microarray-based test that can be used to determine which ovarian cancer patients will have a good prognosis following chemotherapy.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Almac's diagnostics business today said that it has received a clinical laboratory permit from New York, allowing it to receive clinical samples from the state for clinical testing and trial management.

Almac Diagnostics said this week that a group led by partner Precision Therapeutics has independently validated Almac's ColDx test for stage II colorectal cancer recurrence ahead of its full commercialization in the US.

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Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies have offered to test families separated at the southern US border, but that raises ethical issues.

CNBC reports that confirming a positive result from 23andMe's BRCA health report can be expensive.

The New York Times reports on a project to develop a tree DNA database to uncover illegal logging.

In PLOS this week: links between gut microbiome and colorectal cancer mutations, targeted sequencing uncovers genetic susceptibilities to epilepsy in Koreans, and more.