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A busy second day of the JP Morgan conference saw Thermo Fisher's Marc Casper discuss the firm's R&D focus and Exact Sciences' Kevin Conroy discuss plans for Cologuard sales growth.

The company will use the proceeds in part to develop its Next Generation Profiling offering to analyze cancer genomes, transcriptomes, and proteomes with clinical outcome data.

The company plans to submit its 650- to 700-gene panel, which will include microsatellite instability testing, to the FDA for approval as a companion diagnostic.

Researchers profiled cancer gene mutations, expression, protein patterns, and other features in 23 recurrent or metastatic cases of olfactory neuroblastoma.

The firm has been developing several new tests that are based on its ADAPT aptamer profiling technology.

The Irving, Texas-based company claims that three of Foundation Medicine's cancer molecular profiling tests infringe five of its US patents.

The study will perform next-generation sequencing on archival tumor tissue from 200 individuals with metastatic urothelial cancer.

The companies will perform tumor profiling to identify patients with genetic abnormalities that could make them eligible for treatment in the NCI study.

There are now 100 sites in the US participating in the basket study, and soon trials with similar approaches will be available in Canada and 13 other countries.

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An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.