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The partners will use the GuardantOMNI assay, a 500-plus-gene liquid biopsy panel designed to accelerate clinical trials and targeted cancer therapy research.

The alliance's first aim is the identification, development, and validation of biomarkers of cancer and treatment response.

The company's PD-L1 IHC 28-8 pharmDx diagnostic can now be used in cases of urothelial carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

Qiagen will use NGS to develop gene expression profiles related to BMS immuno-oncology therapies; and the company has licensed IO therapy response biomarkers from JHU.

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.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.