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The phenome-wide association study focused on SNPs near potential drug target sites with ties to one or more phenotypes that might impact target suitability.

Physicians can now use the Dako PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx assay to identify urothelial carcinoma patients who may benefit from the anti-PD1 immunotherapy.

Physicians can now use the Dako PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx assay to identify cervical cancer patients who may benefit from the anti-PD1 immunotherapy.

New trial data presented at ASCO highlights the utility of checkpoint inhibitors, alone or with chemotherapy, across PD-L1 expression groups.

The companies plan to develop a pan-cancer CDx to measure microsatellite instability and CDx tests for tumor mutational burden and other novel biomarkers of response.

Presentations largely reflected negatively on the utility of PD-L1 for stratifying response, but pivotal new data on tumor mutational burden as assessed by Foundation Medicine's genomic sequencing panel.

With multiple independent biomarkers, and potential combinations that may require even more subtyping, diagnostics to guide immunotherapy appears to be getting more complicated.

Theradiag's Lisa Tracker monitoring kits will be referenced in supply contracts for Merck's immunosuppressant drug.

The project, dubbed FinnGen, was announced this week and is slated to run through mid-2023.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.