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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Janssen Diagnostics said last week that it is now offering research services on its Cellsearch system for circulating tumor cell preparation in conjunction with Asuragen's SuraSeq next-generation sequencing cancer panels.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Arno Therapeutics today announced an agreement with Johnson & Johnson's Veridex to develop a companion diagnostic for identifying patients who may benefit from anti-progestin cancer therapeutics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Veridex announced this week a deal with Laboratory Corporation of America to make its CellSearch circulating tumor cell test available in China.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Chinese regulators approved Veridex's CellSearch circulating tumor test for aiding in the diagnosis of women with metastatic breast cancer, Veridex announced on Wednesday.

At a meeting hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week to determine payment levels for genetic tests placed in the clinical laboratory fee schedule, lab industry professionals remained at loggerheads with pathologists who maintained that the physician f

Veridex of Raritan, NJ, has received US Patent No. 8,183,353, "Breast cancer prognostics." A method is claimed for assessing the likelihood of a recurrence or metastasis of breast cancer in a patient diagnosed with or treated for breast cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Veridex and Novartis are partnering to "encourage and facilitate" research into circulating tumor cells as potential biomarkers in metastatic prostate cancer, Veridex announced today.

Skyline Diagnostics' AMLprofiler leukemia test recently became the fourth Affy-based test to hit the market. Some of the company's other diagnostic partners, however, have changed their development strategies since the "Powered by Affymetrix" program was launched.

The partners will develop a bench-top platform to isolate and explore the biology of rare cells at the protein, RNA, and DNA levels.

Veridex has received rights to use certain DNA methylation biomarkers for colorectal cancer and prostate cancer screening.

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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.