NantHealth

The company’s software-as-a-service and sequencing and molecular analysis revenues grew, and the firm narrowed its loss from a year ago.

The company said 677 of its GPS Cancer commercial tests were ordered in Q1 2018, up from 606 in Q4 2017.

CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong said that GPS Cancer test revenues rose threefold year over year during Q4, and 606 GPS tests were ordered, up from 325 a year ago.

The company has also developed two liquid biopsy cancer test, Liquid GPS Core for DNA and Liquid GPS Expression for RNA.

UCSF researchers will use NantHealth's GPS Cancer molecular analysis test in their molecular profiling study of metastatic breast cancer.

The company fell short of the consensus Wall Street revenue estimate, while its net loss for the quarter also widened.

Ties That Sell

Politico examines sales of Patrick Soon-Shiong's genetic test to institutions with clinicians with ties to his companies.

Asia Genomics will distribute NantHealth's cancer molecular profiling service in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.