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Labcorp OmniSeq Insight

Laboratory Corporation of America and OmniSeq have launched the OmniSeq Insight genomic and immune profiling test. The tissue-based test integrates next-generation sequencing technology to advance precision oncology, the firms said. OmniSeq Insight is a pan-cancer solid tumor test for genomic and immune profiling, including tumor mutational burden, microsatellite instability, and immune gene expression. Results are presented in an easy-to-read report that provides recommendations specific to the patient's results based on a proprietary database that includes information and guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. The test is available to US clinicians exclusively through Labcorp and in Canada through Dynacare, a Labcorp company.

Labcorp and OmniSeq, a molecular diagnostics subsidiary of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, signed a distribution agreement in 2017 for OmniSeq's immune profiling and pan-cancer NGS tests, and they extended the deal in 2019.

The Scan

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The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

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Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.