SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb) – Cofactor Genomics has launched a new RNA-based cancer assay called Paragon, advancing its goal to develop a suite of products that move molecular assessment of cancers away from DNA sequencing and toward the realm of gene transcription and expression.

In addition, at the Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference held here this week, researchers working with Cofactor presented data from a study that demonstrated one clinical application of the assay: generating an immune-specific molecular profile of sarcomas.

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The Atlantic reports that genetic counselors are coping with an influx of patients seeking advice on their direct-to-consumer genetic test results.

A small study finds differences between three genomic prostate cancer tests, Medscape reports.

In Nature this week: shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases, and more.

A survey of Canadians finds them to be divided on genetically modified food, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

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