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The deal includes integrating an online ordering process for Ambry's genetic tests into Volpara's Aspen Breast software for medical practice management.
Many companies and counselors see the COVID-19 pandemic as a catalyst for moving germline risk testing into a digital-first healthcare model.
The company believes results from a new study help demonstrate the clinical value of its targeted RNA-seq method, an add-on to its DNA hereditary cancer tests.
Clinical sequencing consumables revenues grew 20 percent year over year and accounted for just over 40 percent of total consumables shipments in 2019.
Currently available under a soft launch, the tool can provide information about the prevalence of cancer risk mutations based on patients' demographics.
The company's +RNAinsight test, a combined DNA and RNA genetic test for hereditary cancer syndromes, was launched in October.
The firms are combining Caris' somatic and Ambry's germline testing to provide clinicians with information on patients' cancers.
The researchers estimated that addition of RNA-based testing could benefit about 1 in 43 individuals undergoing hereditary cancer predisposition genetic testing.
The firm hopes to return fewer VUS in its test reports and to accelerate the resolution of uncertain results issued to patients in that past.
The team analyzed multigene panel test data from Ambry Genetics for 165,000 individuals, focusing on hereditary cancer risk related to 32 genes in six cancer types.
Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.
Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.
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