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The partners will develop a companion diagnostic for an undisclosed Amgen cancer drug candidate.

A new study of colorectal cancer tissue samples and plasma shows peptide-nucleic-acid-PCR is more sensitive.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Transgenomic reported today that its third quarter revenues declined 3 percent year over year due to a decrease in sales in both its laboratory services and genetic assays and platform segments.

Wako Pure Chemical Industries has been awarded

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Dutch bioinformatics company Genalice today announced a partnership with Decode Genetics for large-scale testing of the DNA data processing software Genalice Map.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — A group of pharmaceutical companies, research groups, foundations, and the clinical sequencing firm Foundation Medicine have joined to initiate a multi-drug, multi-arm, biomarker-driven clinical trial for patients with squamous cell carcinoma called the Lung Cancer Master P

Originally published June 3.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Data from two large studies that tested the efficacy of widely used targeted drugs in molecularly defined breast cancer and colorectal cancer populations failed to show superiority of one therapeutic strategy over another.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Qiagen's Therascreen KRAS RGQ PCR companion test to pick out best responders to Amgen's colorectal cancer drug Vectibix (panitumumab).

A Phase II study comparing front-line treatment with anti-EGFR drug Vectibix against anti-VEGF therapy Avastin in a genetically defined subset of metastatic colorectal cancer patients has yielded promising results in favor of the anti-EGFR agent.

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Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.