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News and reporting on colorectal cancer.

The firm plans to conduct a prospective trial of a pan cancer assay and aims to bring another assay focused on colorectal cancer through FDA clearance.

Biomatrica's sample collection tubes ensure quality preservation of circulating tumor DNA and cells, promoting high-quality liquid biopsy results, Exact said.

The company presented a poster at the ACG meeting this week that reported over 80 percent sensitivity in a retrospective cohort with a majority of early-stage cancers.

In Genome Biology this week: DNA methylation in soybean accessions, genetic ancestry of Uralic speakers, and more.

The group plans to use the assay for translational studies on metastasis and drug resistance initially and to develop a clinical version later on.

The companies aim to develop microbiome diagnostic assays for colon cancer and other gastrointestinal diseases including irritable bowel syndrome.

Researchers found relevant non-coding mutations in colorectal cancer cell lines by systematically profiling chromosome interactions at promoter fragments.

A phylogenetic analysis that included multiple samples per patient suggests overlapping driver mutations make their way into multiple metastases in each patient.

The firm reported a 69 percent increase in product sales, driven by a 102 percent jump in cartridge sales and jump in research revenues.  

Excluding the impact of the one-time sale of patents last year, the company's revenues climbed 38 percent on strong product and service revenue growth.

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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.