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The test is for monitoring treatment response in chronic myeloid leukemia and uses a new Droplet Digital PCR instrument.

The partners are planning to integrate the technology into Horizon's research tools and services and to develop it for applications in cell therapeutics.

Following FDA approval last October, Adaptive has now secured Medicare coverage for its NGS-based minimal residual disease assay, ClonoSeq.

With several SBIR grants from the NIH, the firm is also using its Liquid Scan platform to identify neonatal trophoblast cells in maternal blood samples.

Despite initial promise, NGS-based MRD detection has not been broadly adopted, but improvements in technology and more clinical utility data may change that.

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A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

In an epigenome-wide association study, researchers uncovered more than 1,000 sex-related differentially methylated positions among chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients.

Startups Elucidata and Auron Therapeutics signed a four-year deal to apply multi-omic data analytics for differentiation-based cancer therapies.

The company aims to position its platform as a validation tool for CRISPR-based therapeutics, while continuing to grow in the oncology space.

The startup plans to use the funds to scale its single-cell DNA analysis technology for blood-based cancer research and expand into CRISPR applications.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

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