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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Quest Diagnostics has signed a reference agreement to offer Biocept's Target Selector mutation detection test for lung cancer in Mexico.

Under the terms of the agreement, Quest will perform the blood test for EGFR mutations in that country. Financial and other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"Our ability to expand internationally is a testament to the scalability of our platform as we deliver liquid biopsy testing to the medical community worldwide," Biocept President and CEO Michael Nall said in a statement.

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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

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