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The protocol involves using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to knock out the NRF2 gene in KRAS-positive NSCLC patients who have become resistant to chemotherapy.

Tissue-agnostic drug development approaches have their own set of scientific and financial considerations, but some drugmakers are taking on those challenges.  

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Novartis's newly approved Zolgensma, a gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy, is to cost $2.1 million, the AP says.

The test will be used to identify which advanced or metastatic breast cancer patients with PIK3CA mutations are likely to respond to Novartis' alpelisib.

The Hologic Aptima Combo 2 and the Cepheid Xpert CT/NG assays have now been cleared for use in throat and rectum samples.

The QiaStat-Dx system will now be commercially available in the US along with a panel that detects more than 20 respiratory viral and bacterial pathogens.

In the Phase I/IB study, only patients with NTRK or ROS1 fusions, or an ALK fusion or mutation responded to entrectinib, while patients without these tumor markers didn’t respond.

The PCR-based test is designed to detect 47 antibiotic resistance genes in less than three hours from bacterial isolates to help guide treatment decisions.

The firm recently submitted an application to the US Food and Drug Administration to expand Cologuard's label to the 45 to 49 age group.

The in vitro diagnostic is designed to detect whole gene segments for influenza A and B viruses and can characterize viruses as seasonal or nonseasonal.

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In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.

The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.

People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.

MIT's Technology Review reports on a company's genetic test that gauges an embryo's susceptibility to certain diseases.