Diagnostics News and analysis on diagnostic technologies and applications. T Cell Repertoire Emerging as Potential Predictor in Neoadjuvant Lung Cancer Immunotherapy Premium A Spanish team is hoping it can further validate promising early results using TCR characteristics to predict the success or failure of pre-surgery chemoimmunotherapy. At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change Medical racism and race-based medicine persist, though plenary speakers at this year's NSGC meeting said genetic counselors may be able to help address disparities. FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Northeastern University SARS-CoV-2 Test The RT-PCR-based test was developed by Northeastern University's Life Sciences Testing Center. FDA Revises SARS-CoV-2 Test Emergency Use Authorization Requirements to Account for Variants The agency is requiring test developers to monitor emerging mutations and their potential impact on the performance of authorized SARS-CoV-2 tests. ESMO Oncologists Debate Optimal Timing for Broad NGS, Align on Key Barriers to Precision Oncology Premium Oncologists argued for and against comprehensive NGS at the point of diagnosis but agreed on the need to address quality and cost barriers first. Sep 23, 2021 Geisinger Wins $5M NIH Grant to Develop Point-of-Care Genetic Diagnostic Tool Sep 23, 2021 Second Genome, Virginia Commonwealth University Partner on NASH Biomarker Discovery Sep 23, 2021 Esophageal Cancer Testing Firm Lucid Diagnostics Files For IPO Sep 23, 2021 Twist Bioscience, DeepCDR Collaborate on Antibody Library Design Sep 23, 2021 ID Genomics Developing COVID Variant Test Using Handheld System, Dipstick Detection Premium Sep 23, 2021 Zymo Research Gets CE Mark for DNA Methylation Kit Sep 22, 2021 IV BioHoldings Partners With P4 Diagnostix, Unveils 'Bio Innovation Studio' Sep 22, 2021 Roche Nabs CE Mark for Three Cobas Respiratory Test Panels Sep 22, 2021 Hexagon Bio Raises $61M in Private Financing Round Sep 21, 2021 Data Demonstrates Lucence Liquid Biopsy Test Can Track Treatment-Based ctDNA Changes Premium Sep 21, 2021 Canada's Spartan Bioscience Reemerges as Genomadix With Eye Toward Near-Patient COVID-19 Testing Premium Sep 21, 2021 Persephone Biosciences, Janssen Biotech Ink Biomarker Discovery Agreement Sep 21, 2021 Personal Genome Diagnostics, Cleveland Clinic Join Forces to Advance Liquid Biopsy Sep 21, 2021 Fauna Bio Raises $9M in Seed Money Sep 21, 2021 Phosphorus Wins Conditional New York State Approval for GeneCompass Consumer Test Sep 20, 2021 Helix, Medical University of South Carolina Partner for Population Genomics Program Sep 20, 2021 European Commission Objects to Illumina Pushing Through Grail Purchase, Mulls Response Sep 20, 2021 OncoHost Further Assessing Protein Signature for Predicting NSCLC Patients' Immunotherapy Response Premium Sep 20, 2021 Genomenon, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Team on Rare Disease Dx Sep 20, 2021 Grail Gets NY State Department of Health Approval for Galleri Multicancer Test Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.