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Natera previously filed infringement lawsuits against ArcherDx around four other patents related to cell-free DNA detection in oncology.

The GenomeWeb Index rose more than 2 percent in June, but the increase was subdued compared to the index's 9 percent climb in May and 18 percent hike in April.

By combining with ArcherDX, Invitae will gain tumor profiling and liquid biopsy technologies for predicting and monitoring therapeutic response.

ArcherDX said the firms aim to apply minimal residual disease monitoring in clinical-trial protocols and for future therapy optimization.

ArcherDx has leveraged next-generation sequencing to develop and commercialize more than 325 research-use-only products and a pan-solid tumor diagnostic test.

ArcherDx will develop sequencing-based circulating tumor DNA assays for use in AstraZeneca's recently launched Phase III MERMAID-1 trial of durvalumab (Imfinzi).

The firms are developing a kit-based CDx to detect NTRK gene fusions, including NTRK1, NTRK2 and NTRK3, for Bayer's Vitrakvi cancer treatment.

The firms will evaluate Stratafide, a pan-solid tumor diagnostic test designed to identify actionable genomic alterations in tissue or blood samples.

The company has added three recently issued patents to the suit, filed Jan. 27, all covering methods for amplifying and sequencing nucleic acids.

The drug, tepotinib, will now be available to treat advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients in Japan with MET exon 14 skipping alterations.

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UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.

The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.

President Donald Trump's "good genes" comment raises eugenics concerns, CNN reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.