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The study found that metastatic seeding may occur early in primary tumor development, and treatment of metastases may fuel many of their mutations.

The cancer test developer will use the funding to commercialize its enrichment-based NGS panels. An IVD test also got CE marked.

Investigators reported on detection rates for cancers and precancers in a group of 350 individuals presenting for standard of care colonoscopy.

The company saw orders for its Cologuard colorectal cancer test fall 63 percent during the first 20 days of April because of a decline in standard healthcare visits.

The tool, which has been validated in two independent patient cohorts, uses artificial intelligence to predict patients likely to benefit from upfront FOLFOX.

The firm reported that revenues from screening products rose 35 percent year over year to nearly $220 million.

For full-year 2019, the company reported total revenues of €1.1 million, down 27 percent year over year mainly due to a decrease in licensing revenue from China.

In Q1, the US represented more than 40 percent of new Idylla instrument placements, but growth stalled due to COVID-19.

The company said that despite the uptick, the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected orders for its Cologuard colorectal cancer screening test.

The firms will evaluate Stratafide, a pan-solid tumor diagnostic test designed to identify actionable genomic alterations in tissue or blood samples.

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Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.

The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.