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Liquid Biopsy

News and reporting on cell-free DNA testing.

Formerly called OncoCell MDx, the Royal Oak, Michigan-based firm aims to complete a validation study for the prostate cancer risk assay within the next two months.

Researchers are making improvements to viral-DNA detection methods and are exploring applications not just for screening but also disease monitoring.

The partners will extend the lung cancer biomarker study to countries in and outside Europe, and see if liquid biopsy could offer benefits to tissue-based testing.

Having raised $1.5 million in funding since announcing the project at a 2017 AACR meeting, the group anticipates completing the first phase of the project by Q2 2020.  

The group aims to develop a transcriptomic and epigenetic biomarker assay for early detection and relapse monitoring in colorectal cancer patients. 

Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.

Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more.