Invivoscribe

The LeukoStrat CDx FLT3 Mutation Assay is a PCR-based test for internal tandem duplications and tyrosine kinase domain mutations D835 and I836 in the FLT3 gene.

Invivoscribe submitted the LeukoStrat CDx FLT3 Mutation Assay as a companion diagnostic for Daiichi Sankyo's acute myeloid leukemia drug quizartinib.

The company submitted the test to Japanese regulators for approval as a companion diagnostic for Daiichi Sankyo's acute myeloid leukemia drug quizartinib.

The firm expects to begin distributing shipments of its FTL3 assay from LabPMM GK, the marketing authorization holder in Japan, in late 2018.

The firm's LeukoStrat CDx FLT3 Mutation Assay detects internal tandem duplications and tyrosine kinase domain mutations in patients with acute myeloid leukemia.

The test is intended to detect FLT3 mutations in order to select patients for treatment with Novartis' Rydapt, and has also been approved by the US FDA.

The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.