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Two recent acquisitions have resulted in the swift launch of two assays, one for the clinic and another for research use, as the firm's original test finally nears validation.

The company reported a net loss of $8.0 million, or $.15 per share, as it saw increased costs associated with its transition to commercial test provision.

An analysis of lung adenocarcinoma brain metastases uncovered more frequent amplifications or deletions in a handful of genomic regions, pointing to potential drivers.

Through a startup called FCS Technology, the team is hoping to market the platform for cancer research and, eventually, clinical diagnostic applications. 

Researchers re-examined whole-genome and whole-transcriptome sequencing TCGA studies from 33 cancer types and found unique microbial signatures.

A retrospective cohort study uncovered microRNA signatures that could tell lung cancer patients apart from others, including patients with other, non-tumor lung conditions.

The firm posted $29.7 million in revenues, up about 15 percent from $25.8 million in Q4 2018 and slightly above the analysts' average estimate of $29.5 million.

The high-throughput S2000 sequencer is the second instrument Genetron Health has received NMPA approval for, following the S5 benchtop instrument last year.

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.

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Nature News writes that additional details about the UK plan for an agency to support high-risk, high-reward science are needed.

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

The Wall Street Journal writes new studies are giving glimpses into the origins of SARS-CoV-2.

In PLOS this week: analysis of Plasmodium population structure, qPCR assay to diagnose scabies, and more.