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Liquid Biopsy

News and reporting on cell-free DNA testing.

The award will fund optimization of the Hemopurifier exosome isolator, with an eye towards developing applications in cancer research and clinical care.

The researchers believe that combining liquid and tissue biopsy can improve diagnostic and therapeutic options for cancer patients with acquired drug resistance mutations.

The Royal Oak, Michigan-based startup will use the funding to support development and commercialization of its pan-disease diagnostic testing platform. 

The company will work with the Genome Institute of Singapore to create a test for breast cancer recurrence prediction using its circulating tumor cell platform.

The partners will use Biolidics' circulating tumor cell retrieval system to evaluate the cells' utility as biomarkers of patient response to cancer treatment.

Retraction Watch reports that a paper was pulled because it refers to a gene that doesn't exist in mice.

Researchers were able to generate fertilized northern white rhinoceros eggs, according to Mashable.

Former Orig3n employees raise concerns about its testing at Bloomberg Businessweek.

In PLOS this week: microRNA expression changes in hepatocellular carcinoma, real-time PCR-based approach for diagnosing schistosomiasis, and more.

Oct
10
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will provide an overview of how a pathology laboratory validated a 77-gene next-generation sequencing-based liquid biopsy assay.

Oct
23
Sponsored by
Swift Biosciences

This webinar will illustrate how single-cell methylation sequencing can be applied to gain significant insight into epigenetic heterogeneity in disease states, advancing cancer research discoveries. 

Oct
24
Sponsored by
Sunquest

This webinar will tell the story of Versiti’s journey in transforming genetic testing from a manual to a digitized process. It will include detail on how the organization succeeded, pain points along the way, a novel approach to variant assessment, and future plans for the program.