NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Lucence Diagnostics and Singapore's Quest Laboratories have announced a new partnership under which Quest will offer blood tests developed by Lucence for cancer detection and treatment guidance to its customers in the region.

The blood tests will be based on Lucence's proprietary liquid biopsy technology. The company says it has developed assays for cancers common in Asia, like lung and colon cancer. The same tests can also read out germline cancer predisposition mutations like BRCA1 and BRCA2.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

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30
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This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.