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The results need to be validated but demonstrate the clinical utility of a more sensitive screen for detecting minimal residual disease.

Adaptive hopes to develop a gold standard for immune sequencing using the combined technologies.

Adaptive Biotechnologies CEO Chad Robins will remain as CEO, and Sequenta CEO Tom Willis and CSO Malek Faham will join the senior leadership team.

Researchers are demonstrating that sequencing the immune repertoire can offer valuable insight into blood cancers, treatment response, and the likelihood of relapse.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Sequenta said this week that biopharmaceutical firm Celgene and others have made an equity investment into the company.

The University of Massachusetts has been awarded

Korea Institute of Science and Technology has been awarded

This article has been updated with additional details about the ClonoSIGHT test and to clarify that Sequenta is in discussions with the FDA to transition the diagnostic from a lab test to a kit.

Foundation Medicine has launched FoundationOne Heme, a next-generation sequencing-based test that looks for genomic alterations in 405 genes related to hematological cancers. The test also incorporates RNA sequencing of 265 genes to look for gene fusions.

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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.

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

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