The technology could analyze, in one assay, all structural variants known to be diagnostic and prognostic for blood cancers, potentially replacing serial FISH testing.
The firms will develop tests in the hematology oncology space where detecting large structural variations of the genome is crucial for accurate diagnoses.
The Mayo Medical Laboratories laboratory is offering mate-pair sequencing for cancer and inherited disease indications, with plans to expand the service.
The two companies are expanding a long-term collaboration to include development and commercialization of assays for the Applied Biosystems 3500Dx system.
The data included results from thousands of clinically tested samples showing frequent identification of clinically useful diagnostic and prognostic markers.
The Mayo team aims to launch MP-seq for hematological malignancies and constitutional diseases in the next year and for solid tumors one year later.
The assays have CE marking to run on either Illumina's MiSeq or Thermo Fisher's Ion PGM.
N-of-One will provide interpretation services for BloodCenter of Wisconsin's HemeOnc panel
MGH runs the clinical fusion assay for all lung cancer patients and the Snapshot NGS test on all patients with solid tumors. It is planning to expand the assays and is also developing a fusion panel for hematological malignancies.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The New York State Department of Health has given its approval to Foundation Medicine to perform its FoundationOne and FoundationOne Heme tests on residents of New York State.
A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.
The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.
In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.
A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.