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Veracyte plans to launch a new version of its Percepta test and present data for a nasal swab lung cancer diagnostic this year.

It anticipates using the funds to complete the development of its first set of diagnostic products, and for a set of clinical studies to obtain regulatory clearance.

This week's news includes the College of American Pathologists, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Myriad Genetics, and Merck.

As part of the collaboration, Johnson & Johnson will build a lung cancer center at Boston University and build upon programs linked to cancer research.


The deal follows the release of a report that, among other things, urged support for genomics and other life sciences in the UK.

The firm’s emphasis on automation has yielded Dx products for blood banks, assays for HIV and acute kidney injury, and flexible diagnostic test systems that can adapt to labs’ changing needs.

The companies will work to develop an affordable, portable, and easy-to-use HIV quantitative viral load test using Cue's Lab-In-A-Box MDx platform.

Johnson & Johnson announced that it would be cutting about 3,000 jobs from its medical devices section.

Using J&J's CellSearch platform, researchers have demonstrated the expression of PD-L1 on CTCs, a finding they believe they are the first to show.

Three new assays were presented in posters at April's Clinical Virology Symposium.

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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.