Thermo Fisher Scientific

With ever more data in hand, providers are seeking to enhance their services, providing more detailed ancestry estimates while introducing new offerings around genetic traits and health.

A busy second day of the JP Morgan conference saw Thermo Fisher's Marc Casper discuss the firm's R&D focus and Exact Sciences' Kevin Conroy discuss plans for Cologuard sales growth.

The draft guidelines have intrigued industry players interested in pursuing labeling that would allow their CDx to direct treatment for a class of drugs instead of one drug.

There were more mergers and acquisitions in the omics space in 2018, reversing the decline experienced in 2017.

The suit names additional defendants and includes additional details about the technology Illumina is accused of appropriating.

At a Thermo Fisher-sponsored workshop, two companies argued for the clinical utility of PGx LDTs as FDA prepared to issue a warning against unapproved tests.

Company officials stressed the firm's drive to help connect industry and academia, and expand access to tools for precision medicine.

Roche said at the AMP annual meeting that it plans to commercialize the system in Europe with CE IVD marking for clinical applications and in the US with a 510(k) exemption.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.