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The startup, which was founded by two Washington University researchers and a Wharton MBA, is looking to take a big bite out of Cologuard's market.

The test, which searches for fragments of DNA 200 basepairs or longer that are characteristic of diseased mucosa, may eventually compete with diagnostics like Exact Sciences' Cologuard.

The firm believes that data from a recently published study illustrates the advantages of its technology for methylation-specific PCR assays.

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe has a newly cleared colorectal cancer risk test.

Cancer Research UK has awarded nearly £60 million in funding to three US investigator-led research initiatives focused on cancer progression and drug response.

The clearance enables 23andMe to report on the two most common variations in the MUTYH gene influencing MAP, which increases risk of CRC development.

CellMax is developing and applying its CTC platform for early detection of colorectal cancer and more long term for breast and prostate cancer.

 

In a colon cancer model, researchers saw transcriptional changes and population expansions in some checkpoint receptor-negative tumor-infiltrating T cells.

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In PLOS this week: links between placental transcriptome and weight; colorectal cancer-related microRNAs; and more.

The company said it completed approximately 292,000 Cologuard tests during the fourth quarter.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.