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The firms will use the FoundationOne assay to characterize tumors and their microenvironment to find predictive measures of response to cancer immunotherapies.

At the Personalized Medicine World Conference, stakeholders and the former FDA commissioner discussed how regulation can advance personalized medicine amid political uncertainty.

BMS has provided funding to the diagnostic company to support build-out of its new lab and development of its platform, which they hope can identify new biomarkers for Opdivo.

The partners aim to identify a microRNA-based signature that can predict lung cancer patient response to Bristol-Myers Squibb's immunotherapy Opdivo.

The companies will discover and develop microbiome-derived biomarkers, drug targets, and bioactive molecules for cancer.

The recent failure of Bristol-Myers Squibb's lung cancer immunotherapy to meet its primary endpoint demonstrates the challenge of working with imperfect biomarkers.

The company also said it has signed a collaboration deal with Bristol-Myers Squibb to evaluate the efficacy of immuno-oncology molecular profiling.

This type of test is intended to help guide personalized treatment, but will doctors order it and payors reimburse it if it's not required for the safe and effective use of a drug?

The test, when used as intended, allows doctors to gauge the magnitude of benefit melanoma patients might derive from the immunotherapeutic Opdivo.

Under the agreement, BMS has access to the 1,310 reagents in the public version of SomaLogic's SOMAscan assay along with a number of custom-developed reagents.

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Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.