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News and reporting on colorectal cancer.

The firm's US clinical trials came to a standstill in the second quarter, affecting its post-approval study for the Epi proColon colorectal cancer liquid-biopsy test.

In PNAS this week: downstream effect of oncoprotein fusion, epigenetic changes influence tRNAs in colon cancer, and more.

The company was able to ramp up recruitment for its pivotal ECLIPSE trial after hurdles caused a falloff during the earlier months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company believes the pandemic will accelerate the adoption of its cancer diagnostics as patients and doctors look for faster and more convenient tests.

The company recently had a second pre-submission with FDA and expects to begin a prospective trial of its test in the second half of this year.

The firm reported that revenues from screening products fell 34 percent year over year, but that it took in $34.6 million in revenues from COVID-19 testing.

Most of the disease risk carriers identified in the Healthy Nevada Project did not meet clinical guidelines for screening, according to the new analysis.

The researchers said their new study supports the clinical utility of their test, which combines genomic and drug screening analyses of organoids to guide cancer treatment.

The updated guidelines now also highlight the use of PCR and next-generation sequencing to determine microsatellite instability. 

The recently renamed company will use the project to develop a new version of its next-generation sequencing assay for cancer mutational analysis.

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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.