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Led by investigators at the University of Trento in Italy, the team received a five-year, £5 million ($6.4 million) award recently to advance its work.
With a DNA methylation atlas and deconvolution algorithm, researchers are attempting to trace cfDNA back to tissue sources in healthy or ill individuals.
With the approval, MDxHealth can now offer its liquid biopsy molecular diagnostic assay in all 50 US states.
Investigators showed that sequencing cell-free DNA could detect microsatellite instability, structural rearrangements, and clonal hematopoiesis in patients with metastatic disease.
At least some variants associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia appeared to contribute to PSA levels in the blood, independent of prostate cancer.
The company attributed the growth to increasing global demand for breast cancer testing, and growing demand and reimbursement for its prostate test.
Almac is developing the assay to enroll patients for clinical trials used to develop repotrectinib, an investigational tyrosine kinase inhibitor.
The decision, issued by Medicare Administrative Contractor Palmetto GBA, is effective Dec. 10 and provides coverage of the test for about 25,000 Medicare patients.
The company aims to commercialize ProstaGene's PCaTest, which uses a 16-gene panel to determine the overall outcome of a patient's prostate cancer.
Though the firm's total revenues were down year over year, its product and service revenue soared on sales of its ConfirmMDx Prostate cancer assay.
Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.
Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.
According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.
In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.