The guidelines place a stronger emphasis on pancreatic cancer risk genes, and broaden testing recommendations for those with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
The Series A financing will go toward expanding access to its liquid biopsy-based test to more patients in Asia and North America, it said.
The group will validate Miraca's prototype extracellular vesicle isolation tool and antibody reagents using blood samples from breast and pancreatic patients.
In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of non-syndromic orofacial cleft subtypes, epigenetic and transcriptomic analysis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, and more.
The team analyzed multigene panel test data from Ambry Genetics for 165,000 individuals, focusing on hereditary cancer risk related to 32 genes in six cancer types.
In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.
In PNAS this week: genomic turnover among pig ancestors, role of lncRNAs in vaccine-induced immunity, and more.
Researchers focused on candidate genes near expression quantitative trait loci identified by combining cancer susceptibility SNPs and available transcriptomic data.
Researchers identified tumor microbe and immune differences in tumor samples from pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma patients with exceptionally long survival.
The assays will combine genomic and gene expression analyses to better understand driver mutations in prostate, breast, and pancreatic cancers.
Gene editing could be an issue competitive sports need to address soon, four researchers from Arizona State University write at Slate.
A genetic alteration appears to increase heart failure risk among people of African descent, according to the Washington Post.
In his look back at the past decade, BuzzFeed News' Peter Aldhous writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing has led to "Facebook for genes."
In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more.