NEW YORK (GenomeWeb Daily News) – Bone cancer risk loci in dogs vary by breed, but a number overlap in pathways linked to bone formation and growth, researchers from Uppsala University and the Broad Institute reported in Genom
The goal of the project is two-fold: the exome sequencing portion of the study will look for genes that underlie the genesis of the disease, while whole-genome sequencing of patients' plasma will be used to look for patient-specific rearrangements that could be used as the basis for a test.
"A key ethical question is, when you do this next-gen whole-genome sequencing, do you return that information back to the families and patients? A part of this project is to study that question," said Poul Sorensen of the BC Cancer Agency.
Consulting company McKinsey says diagnostics companies will have to combine genomic data analysis, electronic medical records, effective reimbursement strategies, and regulatory compliance in order to win.