By Tony Fong

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of Exact Sciences tumbled 20 percent on Friday, a day after the firm reported validation study results on its stool-based DNA colorectal cancer screening test.

The firm reported that the test had a sensitivity of 64 percent for pre-cancerous lesions and 85 percent for cancerous lesions and a specificity of 88 percent.

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British Nobel laureates and Fields Medal winners warn that a 'hard' Brexit could harm science across the UK, the Guardian reports.

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The New York Times reports that Arizona State University's Lawrence Krauss is retiring following allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Nov
05
Sponsored by
Sophia Genetics

With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.

Nov
29
Sponsored by
Schott

This webinar will discuss how understanding the relative performance characteristics of glass and polymer substrates for in vitro diagnostic applications such as microarrays and microfluidics can help to optimize diagnostic performance.