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The working group reviewed data to identify a minimum of 34 commonly mutated genes that should be included in pan-myeloid targeted panels.

Seventeen organizations don't support the Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act as written and would like lawmakers to advance a CLIA-centric framework.


Three vendors applied their variant calling and interpretation pipelines to the same tumor NGS panel data and came up with overlapping but different results.

The Hartwig Medical Foundation currently sequences about 7.5 percent of all metastatic cancer biopsies in the Netherlands, processing 250 to 300 samples per month.

These lobbying efforts aim to shore up willingness among legislators to step in and halt implementation of the NCD if certain provisions remain in the final version.

Recommendations for allele selection in CYP2C19 assays are the first of many planned pharmacogenetics assay recommendations from AMP.

The new guidelines said ROS1, KRAS, BRAF, MET, RET, and HER2 should be included in targeted and expanded panels.

Attendees at the recent AMP meeting grappled with issues brought to light in a lawsuit regarding the alleged negligent misclassification of a patient's genetic variant.

Labs reported on their work with kits from both Roche and Thermo Fisher, both of which have launched new commercial liquid biopsy products in recent years.

Validation results presented at the Association for Molecular Pathology meeting demonstrate that the test can be implemented clinically, replacing existing FISH and PCR assays.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.