The prize was established in 2013 to help fund explorative and high-risk/high-reward cancer research in areas where traditional funding is often lacking.
MolecularMD's assay will be used to select patients for a Phase II clinical trial in Europe to test an unspecified oncology therapy from Daiichi Sankyo.
N-of-One will identify the most relevant therapeutic options for each patient tested with Admera's 64-gene oncology panel.
N-of-One will provide Macrogen with clinical interpretation services for its clinical next-generation sequencing-based cancer panels.
The state of California has given the lab permission to start offering its QClamp test to screen for tumor oncogenic driver and resistance mutations in tumor DNA.
The partners will investigate whether RareCyte's technology can be used to analyze immune cell populations and CTCs in samples from NCI studies.
Two Boston-based researchers shared methods for detecting circulating nucleic acid biomarkers for potential use in cancer diagnosis and monitoring.
They plan to combine Silicon’s DEPArray digital-sorting technology with Macrogen’s NGS systems to develop genomic tests for different cancers.
Their clinical trial will compare the effectiveness of tissue biopsies and liquid biopsies for tumor detection and monitoring.
The financing round has an option for an additional $10 million investment.
The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.
A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.
The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.
In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.