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News and reporting on lung cancer.

Researchers used a genome-scale CRISPRi platform to identify genetic interactions with an inhibitor for a mutant form of KRAS in models of lung and pancreatic cancer.

The company said adopters are ordering tests in areas of great interest, like CTC and blood biomarker monitoring, despite a lack of reimbursement.

Shares jumped nearly 90 percent today after the firm said this morning that it has commercially launched its Target Selector NGS Lung Panel assay.

The firm is conducting validation studies on its lung cancer test and continues to anticipate commercializing it in the second half of this year.  

In PNAS this week: sequencing of Globular Amphora culture individuals, characterization of effects of variants of unknown significance in EGFR, and more.

Investigators from a variety of clinical sites found that the company's liquid biopsy test was more successful in finding actionable mutations in patients than tumor tissue.

The TATTON study found a combination therapy could treat some EGFR-positive lung cancer patients who developed MET-based resistance, but the best way to gauge MET status isn't yet clear.

The company believes that blood-based exome sequencing can increase the applicability of its Signatera assays and could serve as a reflex to interrogate detected recurrences.

Researchers identified characteristic alterations, immune features, and interactions in hundreds of adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinomas from China.

Clinical trials investigating whether epigenetic treatment can restore susceptibility to other treatments are underway in colorectal, lung, and breast cancers.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.