AstraZeneca Saga Diagnostics, AstraZeneca Ink Digital PCR Assay Development Deal Lund, Sweden-based Saga will develop assays using its SagaSafe digital PCR technology for undisclosed methylated targets in both blood and tissue. UK Biobank WGS Consortium Describes 150K Genome Dataset at ASHG, Sets Sights on 500K Premium Researchers described the variant, disease, drug target, and drug safety insights being gained analyzing more than 150,000 UK Biobank whole-genome sequences. Genomenon, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Team on Rare Disease Dx Genomenon will apply its AI-driven technology to develop a "genomic landscape" for specific conditions and combine those data with therapy and trial information. Thermo Fisher Scientific, AstraZeneca Team up to Develop CDx for Targeted Drugs The next-generation sequencing based companion diagnostics will be paired with targeted therapies that are being developed for several diseases. New Research Consortium to Standardize Single-Cell Sequencing for Cancer Drug Resistance Studies The main goal of the Persist-Seq private-public consortium is to generate a large single-cell cancer database in order to enable research on drug resistance. Jun 14, 2021 Genecast to Evaluate Liquid Biopsy EGFR Mutation Test in Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Jun 7, 2021 Lynparza Benefit in Early BRCA-Mutated Breast Cancer Reignites Universal Genetic Testing Discussion Premium Jun 4, 2021 Akoya Biosciences, AstraZeneca Collaborate on Spatial Biomarker Profiling for Immuno-Oncology Feb 25, 2021 Adaptive Biotechnologies Touts New Era of T Cell-Based Dx With T-Detect COVID Launch Premium Feb 19, 2021 AmoyDx, AstraZeneca Strike Ovarian Cancer Companion Diagnostic Alliance Jan 11, 2021 Adaptive Biotechnologies, AstraZeneca Collaborate on Mapping Immune Response in Cancer Jan 11, 2021 Grail Inks Deals With Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bristol Myers Squibb for MRD Test Development Dec 16, 2020 Rare Genetic Variants Can Contribute to Ischemic Heart Failure Dec 9, 2020 Nonprofit Friends of Cancer Research Launches Public-Private HRD Harmonization Project Dec 7, 2020 UK Biobank Collaborating With Biopharmas to Profile Plasma Proteome of 53K Subjects Nov 9, 2020 FDA Approves Foundation Medicine Liquid Biopsy Test as CDx for Lynparza Oct 29, 2020 Roche EGFR Mutation Test Approved by FDA as Companion Diagnostic for NSCLC Sep 14, 2020 Thermo Fisher Scientific, AstraZeneca, U of Nebraska Partner for Protein Biomarker Discovery Aug 21, 2020 RenalytixAI, AstraZeneca Ink Agreement to Enhance Chronic Disease Patient Outcomes Jun 4, 2020 Tumor Mutational Burden in Blood May Predict Immunotherapy Response in Head, Neck Cancer May 26, 2020 AstraZeneca, ArcherDx Partner on Minimal Residual Disease Monitoring for Lung Cancer Drug Trials May 21, 2020 Genomic, Synthetic Bio Platforms Power COVID-19 Antibody Discovery at Vanderbilt Lab Premium May 20, 2020 FDA Approves Lynparza With Myriad, Foundation Med CDx Tests in HRR-Mutated Prostate Cancer May 11, 2020 FDA Approves Lynparza/Avastin With Myriad Genetics CDx for Platinum-Sensitive Ovarian Cancer Apr 8, 2020 Novacyt, AstraZeneca, GSK, University of Cambridge Partner to Increase SARS-CoV-2 Testing in UK Load More Breaking News New Approach Identifies Candidate Causal Variants for Neuropsychiatric, Neurodevelopmental Conditions People in the News: Baylor's Thomas Caskey Dies; New Appointments at UK Biobank, CS Genetics, More In Brief This Week: Pathogenomix, Uniogen, Genetic Technologies, DnaNudge, Gravity Diagnostics, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Biodesix, Curio Genomics, Akoya Biosciences, More NIH Earmarks $170M for All of Us Program's Personalized Nutrition Study Taiwanese Firm's IP Asserted in Suit Against Pacific Biosciences Found Partially Unpatentable The Scan Omicron's Sewage Path The New York Times writes that testing sewage is helping public health officials track Omicron. IBM Sells Part of Watson Health The Wall Street Journal reports IBM is selling part of its Watson Health business to an investment firm. Identifying the Right Whales The Boston Globe writes that genetic testing has helped identify North American right whales and find that weaning can take place earlier than thought. Science Papers on Approach to Quickly Sort Single Cells, Alternative Splicing in Cancer In Science this week: high-speed sorting of single cells using fluorescence imaging, and more.