Quest, the largest private, independent medical laboratory in Singapore, will now be able to offer Lucence's menu of liquid biopsy tests to its patients.
The NGS-based test improves on a previous PCR-based version and detects circulating DNA from Epstein Barr virus that is shed from cancer cells.
In PNAS this week: improved blood-based nasopharyngeal carcinoma screening, ray-finned fish phylogeny, and more.
Researchers profiled cancer gene mutations, expression, protein patterns, and other features in 23 recurrent or metastatic cases of olfactory neuroblastoma.
Using Epstein-Barr virus DNA as a marker, investigators uncovered several individuals with early-stage nasopharyngeal cancers in a large screening effort in China.
In PNAS this week: mutations linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma, salivary proteins common among oral squamous cell carcinoma patients, and more.
In PNAS this week: mutations in MST1R linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma, algorithm to detect genetic variants that affect transcription factors networks, and more.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The International Cancer Genome Consortium announced late on Tuesday four projects in China to identify the genomic drivers in colorectal, esophageal, liver, and nasopharyngeal cancers.
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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.
The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.
Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.
In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.