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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Exact Sciences said today that it has signed a deal with the Mayo Clinic for exclusive rights to intellectual property related to stool-based screening for colorectal cancer.

The company said that it has also closed an $8.2 million private placement of 4.3 million shares of its common stock.

Exact gained exclusive rights to technology developed by the Mayo Clinic's David Ahlquist relating to sample processing, analytical testing, and data analysis for non-invasive, stool-based DNA screening for colorectal cancer.

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Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.

A WHO panel is calling for a global registry of human germline gene-editing projects, according to Stat News.

Vox writes that lab mishaps involving pathogens are quite common.

In Genome Biology this week: analysis of wild and cultivated peach genomes, Hi-C-based pipeline for assembling microbial genomes from metagenomic data, and more.

Mar
28
Sponsored by
Qiagen

The Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD) is a manually curated, comprehensive collection of disease-causing, germline mutations. Since 1996, a team of experts has manually catalogued over a quarter of a million mutations for the database.  

Apr
11
Sponsored by
Bionano Genomics

This webinar will review a recent study that applied whole-genome sequencing and optical genome mapping to identify a large number of previously undetected somatic structural variants in leukemia samples.

Apr
30
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will discuss novel long-read transcript sequencing (LRTseq) methods for transcriptome annotation that could increase the efficiency and accuracy of future sequencing projects.