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CHICAGO — Cancer Genetics will later this year expand its menu of array-based tests to include assays for informing treatment of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and renal cell carcinoma.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute plans to fund researchers seeking to develop and validate biomarkers that can be used to detect and predict progression of hematopoietic malignancies, such as Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma, and others.

AssureRx Launches GeneSightRx ADHD
AssureRx Health this week launched a pharmacogenetic test, called GeneSightRx ADHD, for characterizing patients' response to a variety of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs.

Mirna Therapeutics and collaborators at the University of Zurich reported last week that the company's therapeutic microRNA-34a mimic, dubbed MRX34, could inhibit tumor growth in an animal model of lymphoma, expanding the potential use of the agent to new cancer types.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Ventana is developing a companion diagnostic test for an oncology drug developed by Seattle Genetics and Millennium Pharmaceuticals under a deal announced today.

By Adam Bonislawski
A team led by Stanford University researchers has developed a method for predicting response to cancer therapies based on cellular signaling protein dynamics and changes in tumor size.

Through a genome-wide association study involving hundreds of individuals treated for Hodgkin's disease as children, researchers have identified a pair of variants near the PRDM1 gene that increase the risk of a radiation-related second cancer following this treatment.

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Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.

Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.

In Science this week: Genetic Probability tool identifies likely diagnoses in 45 percent of inflammatory arthritis cases, and more.