Migrating its testing platform from analyzing fresh-tissue samples to formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded biopsies has bolstered sales of Agendia's MammaPrint breast cancer recurrence test, according to company officials.

For the first quarter of this year, test sales grew by 93 percent year over year, Agendia CEO David Macdonald told PGx Reporter earlier this month.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.