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The assay examine phenotypic behaviors of isolated cancer cells from biopsies at initial diagnosis.

Two new studies of stage I to III CRC suggest that the presence of ctDNA in the months after surgery or chemotherapy can help identify patients who go on to relapse.

The researchers reported that most of these changes, though not all, reverted to normal upon the astronaut's return to Earth.

Common non-coding variants, along with rarer coding alterations, appear to contribute to a developmental disease with bowel and other gastrointestinal symptoms.

At the AGBT meeting last night, Johns Hopkins researcher Joshua Cohen said that the partners are looking to recruit 50,000 healthy individuals for the study.

The JHU technology leverages an epigenetic biomarker panel and a sponge-on-a-string collection device, as well as a PCR-based method, to detect Barrett's esophagus.

The device can process high-volume sputum samples for PCR-based Mycobacterium tuberculosis detection at smear-negative, culture-positive levels.

Is It Useful?

The New York Times warns in an editorial that 23andMe health risk tests may not provide useful information.

This week's news includes Illumina, Becton Dickinson, PerkinElmer, iGene Laboratory, Novacyt, Twist Bioscience, Lustgarten Foundation, and GlaxoSmithKline.

At the PAG conference, researchers said they are sequencing 100 tomato genomes in 100 days using Oxford Nanopore's PromethIon and a pipeline for maximizing SV diversity.

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According to Gizmodo, researchers have developed a list of a million nucleic acid-like polymers that could store genetic information.

An opinion piece in the Washington Post argues that golden rice could save the sight and lives of many children.

US National Institutes of Health has issued a new draft data-sharing policy, ScienceInsider reports.

In Cell this week: analysis of immune microenvironment in hepatocellular carcinoma, proteogenomic analysis of clear cell renal cell carcinoma, and more.