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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.

Enzo Begins Marketing Dx Test for Early Lung Cancer Detection
Enzo Clinical Labs this week launched a diagnostic test to help oncologists detect lung cancer early and gauge which patients are at heightened risk for disease progression.

The company plans two new versions of its MyPRS test later this year, including a pharmacogenomic enhancement called MyPRS RX and a version called MyPRS Plus that will perform myeloma subgroup analysis.

Startup Signal Genetics has decided to partner with specialty labs that have existing relationships with its target market instead of creating its own sales organization.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.