NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new study this week by Trovagene and its academic collaborators is the first to demonstrate the validity of the company's liquid biopsy strategy for detecting EGFR mutations in both blood and urine of patients with lung cancer.

The paper, published online in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology this week, is an important step for Trovagene toward broadening adoption if its tests beyond what is currently a relatively small corps of early adopters, company officials told GenomeWeb.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.

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