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The company highlighted growth in demand for its test , and is now ramping up marketing and focusing on its IVD development plans.

The company is planning to submit the drug and a companion diagnostic that can identify patients with FGFR alterations with the FDA in the second half of 2018.

A new trial has compared the two most prominent tests, showing that both have clear predictive ability, but leaving several other questions unanswered so far.

Exome sequencing on tumors from metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer cases responding to immunotherapy led to homologous recombination defects.

Though there are few direct hints at how the company plans to translate its findings to a clinical test, its early data has captured the attention of the cancer community.

At ASCO, researchers presented on the WINTHER trial, which despite setbacks showed that both DNA and RNA analysis can be used to guide personalized treatment strategies.

New trial data presented at ASCO highlights the utility of checkpoint inhibitors, alone or with chemotherapy, across PD-L1 expression groups.

The study solidified how doctors should interpret and act upon an intermediate result from the breast cancer risk test in how to treat early-stage patients.

In a pan-cancer analysis, Lynch syndrome genes were mutated more often than anticipated in tumors with high or intermediate levels of microsatellite instability.

This data is helping the agency understand how precision oncology drugs and tests are prescribed outside of clinical trials and in the broader cancer community.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.