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A four-year, $5.5 million program will assess whether circulating cell-free DNA testing can improve diagnosis and outcomes for a type of EBV-associated cancer.

In Cell this week: proteomic, genomic, and transcriptomic analysis of endometrial cancer; deep neural network learning-based approach to antibiotic discovery; and more.

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.

Researchers at BostonGene and Weill Cornell Medicine hope their approach may provide a more complete and precise characterization of diffuse large B-cell lymphomas.

While NanoString will commercialize its nCounter for research use applications, Veracyte will move its current assays onto the platform to reach a global audience.

The companies will use Freenome's platform to identify cancer patients who are most likely to respond to treatment with ADC's loncastuximab tesirine.

The immune sequencing firm is working on kit-ifying its two existing tests, as well as developing a second clinical test and expanding the label for clonoSeq.

In a Phase II trial, Sophia will look for genomic markers of clinical response to ADC's treatment for relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Slow Adoption

Reuters reports that slow adoption of CAR-T therapies might be tied to their high prices.

A St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-led team found BRCA2 mutations are more common among survivors of non-Hodgkin lymphoma than individuals without cancer.

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President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Eric Lander to serve as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Associated Press says.

Nature News writes that scientists are trying to figure out how to name the new strains of SARS-CoV-2 that are emerging.

The New York Times reports that researchers are studying identical twins who had COVID-19 to understand the influence of genetics on disease severity.

In PNAS this week: epistasis affecting cystic fibrosis, Tiger rattlesnake genome gives venom insight, and more.