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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DxS today said that it has entered into a partnership with AstraZeneca to potentially market a companion diagnostic for the drug firm's gefitinib (Iressa) treatment for non small cell lung cancer.

DxS said that its TheraScreen EGFR29 Mutation Kit will be used to test the mutation status of patients' EGFR oncogene to identify their eligibility for treatment with Iressa. Manchester, UK-based DxS has already CE-marked the TheraScreen EGFR29 Mutation Kit.

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Nobel laureates and scientific societies urge NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to revisit the recent decision to end funding for a coronavirus grant.

Bloomberg reports that BGI's SARS-CoV-2 testing sites in the Middle East have raised concerns among US officials.

A new Pew Research Center poll finds confidence in medical researchers has grown among US adults since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Science this week: machine learning algorithm for faster Mendelian disorder diagnoses, gene linked to safe response to nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, and more.

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