Liquid Biopsy

The firm's has expanded its ctDNA sequencing test to cover 17 genes, enough to provide a readout of microsatellite instability for guiding cancer immunotherapy use.

The company has agreed to sell approximately 990,000 shares at a price of $2.25 per share, yielding about $2.2 million in gross proceeds.

With several SBIR grants from the NIH, the firm is also using its Liquid Scan platform to identify neonatal trophoblast cells in maternal blood samples.

CellMax is developing and applying its CTC platform for early detection of colorectal cancer and more long term for breast and prostate cancer.

 

The firm's new RT-PCR assay identifies 20 gene fusion between NTRK1/2/3 and other genes, allowing clinicians to potentially detect rare forms of different cancers.

An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.