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Validation results presented at the Association for Molecular Pathology meeting demonstrate that the test can be implemented clinically, replacing existing FISH and PCR assays.

The company said in April that it planned to launch a test this year but has since decided to take more time to better assess the clinical need and market.

The team has developed a method to test for inherited disorders prenatally and plan to conduct a larger trial and eventually offer it as a clinical test.

The partners will use the GuardantOMNI assay, a 500-plus-gene liquid biopsy panel designed to accelerate clinical trials and targeted cancer therapy research.

The companies will comarket Clearbridge's ClearCell CTC system and Leica's Bond Rx staining platform.

The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.