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Liquid Biopsy

Cambridge Cancer Genomics will contribute AI, liquid biopsy technology, and a TMB sequencing panel to broaden access to cancer immunotherapies in the UK.

The company said that it plans to use Protagen's assets to further the development and commercialization of its EarlyCDT cancer diagnostics.

The in vitro diagnostic uses next-generation sequencing to detect clinically actionable genetic variants to guide therapy selection for cancer patients.

The company hopes to commercialize the assay, and is pursuing a larger validation study, but may face competitors who have also staked claims for this indication.

The company will launch a clinical version of its liquid biopsy assay in the second quarter and plans to launch clinical trials that make the case for reimbursement.

Newsweek discusses the privacy issues raised by digital medicine.

A group of statisticians want to eliminate researchers' reliance on 'statistical significance,' according to NPR.

In Nature this week: genetic analysis of Anatolian farmers, cotton genome analysis, and more.

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