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Time magazine looks into how liquid biopsies are changing cancer care.

The assay uses RT-PCR and next-generation sequencing to detect coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acids from upper respiratory nasal specimens.

Streck said its collection tube maintains native cell-free DNA populations and provides sample integrity by reducing the release of cellular genomic DNA.

The company was able to ramp up recruitment for its pivotal ECLIPSE trial after hurdles caused a falloff during the earlier months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The assay provides comprehensive genomic information to oncologists from a blood draw, using targeted next-generation sequencing of circulating cell-free DNA.

Although its research test volume decreased significantly because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company saw revenue growth across both clinical testing and development services.

The company is employing Guardant360 in a Phase III trial assessing the efficacy of the drug both in a larger population and in women who test positive for ESR1 mutations.

The companies will work together to bring Guardant360 through regulatory approval and commercialize it as a CDx for Janssen's amivantamab. 

The GenomeWeb Index rose more than 2 percent in June, but the increase was subdued compared to the index's 9 percent climb in May and 18 percent hike in April.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

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