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Research presented at the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology conference shows promise in uncovering more SNP-phenotype links in GWAS.

PavMed subsidiary Lucid will commercialize Case Western's EsoCheck technology to detect Barrett's esophagus, a precursor to esophageal cancer.

PavMed subsidiary Lucid Diagnostics secured exclusive global rights to develop and commercialize genetic biomarker-based diagnostic tests using EsoCheck technology.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: cancer predisposition among Cowden/Cowden-like and Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome patients, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: computational approach combining cancer survival models and machine learning, auxin herbicide resistance mutation, and more.

Working with Case Western Reserve University, the firm will sequence fecal samples from individuals diagnosed with autism and provide results for free to the research community.  


The five-year award will provide funding for researchers to investigate genetic determinants of Barrett's Esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma.

The assay analyzes a digital image of tumor tissue sample to identify ER-positive breast cancer patients who are candidates for adjuvant chemotherapy.

The method detects somatic copy number alterations in whole-exome datasets without requiring input from users and irrespective of sequencing platform. 

The tests will use PGT's VeriTag technology in order to detect drug-resistant mutations at the .1 percent level. 

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.