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Foundation Medicine's liquid biopsy test will be used in the third stage of SCRUM-Japan, which focuses on advanced cancer patientsin Japan and other Asian countries.

The company has been collecting data on broader applicability of its electric field chip technology for potential use in DNA, RNA, exosome, and protein applications.

A new analysis has provided evidence that adjuvant lung cancer immunotherapy benefits those with lingering ctDNA, but not necessary those without.

Researchers found that some cells from former smokers had mutational patterns more similar to those from never-smokers, suggesting that quitting at any age can be beneficial.

The diagnostic firm has agreed with Streck to incorporate its blood collection tubes into sample collection protocols for its genomic lung cancer tests.

The firm presented the results of an internal validation study earlier this month at a conference, which applied the amplicon-based tool in hematological cancers. 

The partners will extend the lung cancer biomarker study to countries in and outside Europe, and see if liquid biopsy could offer benefits to tissue-based testing.

The team anticipates launching its first clinical diagnostic assay, which will detect targeted, low-frequency genetic mutations in lung cancer, in 2021.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.

A genome-wide association study uncovered six loci associated with heavy drinking and additional analysis found ties to other conditions including lung cancer.

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The Washington Post reports that the CDC's SARS-CoV-2 test issues reflect earlier ones it had with Zika virus testing.

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

Researchers traced a gene cluster linked to COVID-19 severity to Neanderthals, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: soil bacteria-derived small molecules affect centrosomal protein, microfluidics approach for capturing circulating tumor cells, and more.