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News and reporting on colorectal cancer.

The company expects to launch Signatera for clinical use in colorectal cancer next year and has started to recruit a sales team for the assay.

The liquid biopsy firm reported revenues of $60.8 million for the quarter, easily surpassing the consensus Wall Street estimate of $45.4 million.

A new study suggests that colorectal cancers increase their mutation rate to dodge treatment in a manner that mirrors microbial resistance mechanisms.

The company processed more than 200,000 tests during the quarter, an increase of 20 percent compared to the 167,000 tests it processed in Q3 of last year.

Researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center found that somatic copy number alterations are more frequent in normal tissue surrounding tumor than in blood.

The company released new data showing that Cologuard 2.0 can detect colorectal cancer with higher sensitivity than the current version of the test.

The firm reported that test volumes for its Cologuard colorectal cancer screening test rose 89 percent year over year.

In PLOS this week: RAPGEF6 gene insertion linked to laryngeal paralysis in Miniature Bull Terriers, colorectal cancer risk among Zimbabweans, and more.

Although normal tissues with somatic mutations did not necessarily progress to cancer, researchers saw a jump in mutational burden in samples associated with cancer or cirrhosis.

New Horizon Health's test, ColoClear, is a stool-based DNA test specifically designed to detect colon cancer in individuals of Asian descent.

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In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.

The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.

People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.

MIT's Technology Review reports on a company's genetic test that gauges an embryo's susceptibility to certain diseases.