Chronix Biomedical

The test analyzes circulating cell-free DNA to gauge whether the patient is at high risk for prostate cancer and should go on to receive a biopsy.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Similar to human breast cancers, canine mammary tumors are beset by chromosome instability, researchers from Chronix Biomedical and the Institute of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Göttingen in Germany reported in PLOS One yesterday.

Scientists from molecular diagnostics firm Chronix Biomedical and University Medical Center Göttingen in Germany have developed an assay to measure circulating cell-free graft DNA as an early indicator of organ transplant rejection.

At recent clinical meetings, two firms — Sequenta and Chronix Biomedical — presented data illustrating the distinct next-generation sequencing-based strategies each is taking to monitor minimal residual disease in cancer patients.

Chronix has yet to complete validation studies for its prostate, breast, and colon early detection cancer tests, so questions remain as to when the license will begin adding to Myriad's revenues.

Myriad has licensed the technology for early detection of breast, colon, and prostate cancers.

Chronix is developing a test based on its circulating DNA detection technology that will be tested in studies of how patients respond to Hemispherx's experimental drug Ampligen.

The grants, awarded through the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, were disclosed last week by the IRS.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.