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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Caris Life Sciences and North Shore Hematology Oncology Associates today announced they will create a personalized cancer care program leveraging Caris' tumor profiling service for patients in the Long Island, New York area.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Caris Life Sciences today said that its tumor profiling lab in Phoenix, Ariz., has received ISO 15189 accreditation.

Earlier this year, Caris Life Sciences added next-gen sequencing to its portfolio of tumor profiling services.

George Mason University researcher Emanuel Petricoin and venture capitalist Dendy Young have partnered on a concierge medicine company aimed at bringing personalized cancer treatment to the community hospital setting.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Caris Life Sciences today announced a distribution deal with IPS Genomix to provide patients access to Caris' tumor profiling service in certain Middle Eastern and African markets.

Nancy Kelley has stepped down from her post as founding executive director of the New York Genome Center. Kelley had been the driving force behind the center's creation and last November had also taken on the role of chief operating officer.

Caris Life Sciences has named Joachim Schorr to be its chief scientific officer.

Caris Life Sciences has added next-generation sequencing on the Illumina MiSeq to the array of molecular tumor profiling technologies it uses to help guide cancer therapy, including fluorescence in situ hybridization, PCR, and immunohistochemistry.

Caris Life Sciences has launched MI Profile, a next-generation sequencing-based tumor profiling assay. The assay matches potential therapies to patient-specific biomarker information.

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23andMe and Airbnb have partnered to offer "heritage travel," according to Venture Beat.

China may include regulations protecting genes and embryos in its update of its civil code, Nature News reports.

In Nature this week: exome sequence analysis of individuals with type 2 diabetes, genomic prediction of maize yield across environments, and more.

NPR reports on efforts to engineer bacteriophages to destroy antibiotic-resistance bacteria.