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Researchers explored the predictive value of using mismatch repair deficiency and PD-L1 expression to assess which cancer patients are likely to respond to anti-PD-1 treatments.

A blueprint that four drugmakers released during the meeting represents an initial effort to explore the analytical differences between CDx for drugs in the same class.

The companies are collaborating on a companion diagnostic intended to identify best responders to the PD-1 inhibitor.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Danaher's Leica Biosystems said today that it has made a deal with Bristol-Myers Squibb to collaborate in developing companion diagnostics to predict which patients will respond to BMS-developed targeted therapies.

Can drugmakers be held liable for failing to aggressively warn consumers that patients with certain genetic markers will not respond or will have limited response to their drugs beyond just mentioning this information in drug labeling?

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – IncellDx and Bristol-Myers Squibb have signed an agreement to develop a molecular test that may eventually be used as a companion diagnostic to identify best responders to an investigational drug in BMS's pipeline.

After appointing a new CEO this summer, SQI Diagnostics is continuing its focus on services to pharmaceutical partners in providing custom multiplex immunogenicity panels, with its pipeline of in vitro diagnostics assays as a second priority, the company said this week.

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation is hoping that an open-access research portal containing detailed longitudinal clinical and genomic data from multiple myeloma patients will spur collaborative research that advances much needed molecularly-targeted treatments.

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A South African university has told the Wellcome Sanger Institute to return DNA samples it has from indigenous African communities, The Times reports.

The University of California, Berkeley's Rasmus Nielsen and Xinzhu Wei have retracted their CCR5 gene paper due to a technical artifact.

 

University of Virginia researchers are exploring a genetic risk test to gauge type 1 diabetes risk, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: researchers compare two high-grade neuroendocrine lung cancers, height among ancient Europeans, and more.