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News and reporting on colorectal cancer.

Yourgene will provide its Elucigene DPYD tests to screen approximately 200 patients each month for the next year.

Besides speeding up and increasing enrollment, the Guardant360 test identified a greater number of actionable mutations than tissue-based genotyping.

In PNAS this week: altered gene expression in brain samples from Alzheimer's disease patients, effects of gene mutations found in bladder cancer, and more.

The firm presented initial study results from the test, which identifies six cancers, showing overall sensitivity at 86 percent and specificity of 95 percent.

The firm presented data at the European Society for Medical Oncology Virtual Congress last weekend showing how its method could identify signs of early-stage cancers. 

The contractors will provide limited coverage for ctDNA tests if the patient has a personal history of stage II to stage III colorectal cancer.

The funding is being provided under the NYGC's Polyethnic-1000 initiative, which was launched in 2018 to study cancer care inequities in underserved populations.

Using proteomic, phosphoproteomic, and genomic data, researchers uncovered informative features in primary and metastatic samples from almost 150 CRC cases in China.

The Medicare Administrative Contractor will cover ctDNA tests if the patient has a personal history of colorectal cancer.

The company is using newly raised funds to support a disseminated trial model, which it said will help it keep its plans to finish the study by the end of 2021.

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President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Eric Lander to serve as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Associated Press says.

Nature News writes that scientists are trying to figure out how to name the new strains of SARS-CoV-2 that are emerging.

The New York Times reports that researchers are studying identical twins who had COVID-19 to understand the influence of genetics on disease severity.

In PNAS this week: epistasis affecting cystic fibrosis, Tiger rattlesnake genome gives venom insight, and more.