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News and reporting on colorectal cancer.
In Genome Biology this week: analysis of colorectal cancer progression, secretion system used by Vibrio cholerae, and more.
The German company's new Genome Enhancer product is an adaptation of its flagship multi-omics software for clinicians and biologists without bioinformatics expertise.
The team saw risky mutations in colorectal cancer, polyp, and Lynch syndrome-related genes in almost 4 percent of CRC patients diagnosed at 72 years old, on average.
Researchers focused on candidate genes near expression quantitative trait loci identified by combining cancer susceptibility SNPs and available transcriptomic data.
Biocartis' Idylla called some colorectal cancer samples negative that Sysmex Inostics's OncoBEAM called positive, but the clinical implications may be complex.
The firm believes that physicians can use information from the cell-free DNA analyzed by the assay to determine whether to use anti-EGFR drugs during treatment.
Financial analysts seemed convinced of the long-term advantages of the deal but noted that investors may remain skeptical in the near term.
Exact said it will pay $72 per share for Genomic Health for a total transaction price of $2.8 billion in cash and stock.
The firm claims that its liquid biopsy platform can identify mutations in patient samples at femtogram-level concentrations.
Investigators pooled older and new data from the Prospective Lynch Syndrome Database, tracking outcomes for different mutations across age and gender groups.
NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.
According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.
In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.
Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.