The company said RNA-seq will enable it to detect therapeutically relevant gene fusions better than DNA sequencing tests.
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.
The long-running Framingham Heart Study has received a $38 million grant, according to the Boston Globe.
A Stanford University investigation finds that its researchers did not take part in He Jiankui's work to develop gene-edited infants.
Retraction Watch reports that two researchers had both a Science and a Nature paper retracted last week.
In Genome Biology this week: genomic sequencing of milkweed bug, benchmark comparison of single-cell RNA sequencing platforms, and more.