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News and reporting on colorectal cancer.

Cancer Moonshot-funded teams are profiling pre-cancers in an effort to establish targeted treatment, detection, and prevention methods that can be applied before cancers form.

The FLASH method, which depletes unwanted DNA from samples, allows labs to perform deep metagenomic sequencing on smaller, less expensive instruments.

The researchers have used nCounter, an FDA-cleared platform from NanoString Technologies, to develop their gene expression assay for subtype classification.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.

The Australian firm will use the proceeds for R&D, expansion in China, and to fund the development of polygenic risk tests with TGen in the US.

Using exome sequencing, the team developed a transgenic model with altered orthologs of nine genes and found a combination of drugs that could act as a cancer treatment option.

The group will define and quantify Stroma Liquid Biopsy biomarkers in Leiden University-collected sera to correlate them with Leiden's tumor-stroma ratio scoring methods.

The firm launched a study this year to validate the new CRC-specific immune-transcriptomic assay, aiming to obtain regulatory approval in Europe.

During its earnings call this week, the liquid biopsy firm said it is planning a 10,000-patient trial to test its Lunar assay for colorectal cancer screening.

Two new studies of stage I to III CRC suggest that the presence of ctDNA in the months after surgery or chemotherapy can help identify patients who go on to relapse.

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CBS This Morning highlights recent Medicare fraud involving offers of genetic testing.

Researchers find that many cancer drugs in development don't work quite how their developers thought they did, as Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Mariya Gabriel, a Bulgarian politician, is to be the next European Union research commissioner, according to Science.

In Science this week: a survey indicates that US adults are more likely to support the agricultural use of gene drives if they target non-native species and if they are limited, and more.