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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.

In BMC Genomics, Swiss researchers described efforts to sequence and characterize the genome of a previously unknown Gram-negative bacterial species from a family called Alcal

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Alliance Global today said that it has signed an agreement with Amgen to provide cancer mutation testing in certain countries in the Middle East and Africa.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Dako today announced a project with Amgen to develop a companion diagnostic test using Dako's IQFISH hybridization buffer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina and Amgen will collaborate on the development of a next-generation sequencing-based companion diagnostic for the colorectal cancer drug Vectibix (panitumumab), the companies announced yesterday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Massachusetts General Hospital, the Broad Institute, and Amgen are collaborating to jointly discover and validate new therapeutic targets and develop novel therapies for inflammatory bowel disease, the partners said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Nature Genetics, an international team led by investigators at the University of Michigan, the Broad Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital presented a computa

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The Guardian reports that some UK physicians are calling for increased regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

US tax agency says 23andMe's genetic health test can be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Two Democratic lawmakers argue at USA Today that independent science is under attack by the Trump Administration.

In PLOS this week: networks of genes co-expressed in depression, role of minichromosome maintenance genes in lung adenocarcinoma, and more.