The company's technology will be used to analyze samples from a large cohort of Chinese volunteers to identify biomarkers for early cancer detection.
Researchers will develop PCR and next-generation sequencing assays for aberrantly methylated vimentin, with the goal of commercializing a screening test.
Foundation's NGS test also found clinically actionable genomic alterations in more than 90 percent of patient samples.
In PNAS this week: role for metabolomics in personalized medicine, vaginal microbiome shift linked to preterm birth, and more.
In Nature this week: recurrent non-coding region mutations in chronic lymphocytic leukemia, sequencing study of Barrett's esophagus, and more.
Independent research teams used exome or genome sequencing to compare mutation patterns in matched Barrett's esophagus, esophageal cancer, and normal samples.
While analyzing paired-end sequencing data from esophageal cancer, University of Cambridge researchers uncovered a host of mobile element insertions in the tumors.
Mutations present in tissue from Barrett's esophagus may help predict progression to high-grade dysplasia or cancer.
Researchers identified three esophageal squamous cell carcinoma mutational signatures with genome or exome sequencing.
Survey results reflect strong penetration of Castle Biosciences' uveal melanoma test among specialists as the company plans a future focus on more prevalent diseases.
Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.
The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.
Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.
In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.