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After a survey of UK oncologists revealed that access hurdles and high costs associated with biomarker testing are limiting their ability to prescribe personalized treatments, Merck Serono has issued a "call to action" for the government and pharmaceutical industry to work togeth

By Uduak Grace Thomas
Researchers at Life Technologies and the Indiana University School of Medicine have published an informatics approach for detecting cancer gene fusions in RNA sequencing data from SOLiD sequencers.

Dako, Amgen Ink CDx Deal for Undisclosed Oncologic
Dako and Amgen announced they will partner to develop a companion diagnostic for an undisclosed oncology drug that Amgen is currently advancing in clinical trials.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Dako said on Monday that it has entered into an additional collaboration with Amgen to develop a companion diagnostic for an Amgen cancer drug candidate.

Qiagen Expands Companion Diagnostic Portfolio
Qiagen has received approval of its Therascreen EGFR Mutation Detection Kit RGQ from Japanese regulatory authorities.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Dako said today that it will collaborate with Amgen to develop a diagnostic test for a drug candidate for treating a rare and deadly form of cancer.

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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.