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The company said it has seen progress in efforts to get FDA approval for its tissue and liquid biopsy tests as data continues to accumulate for pan-cancer utility.

The grant recipients will receive up to $5 million each and are led by scientists at institutions including Harvard Medical School and the Cleveland Clinic.

Though some experts prefer the comprehensive nature of whole-genome sequencing, others find whole-exome sequencing or targeted exome panels to be more useful.

MSK-ACCESS sequences 129 cancer-associated genes selected from the MSK-IMPACT assay and is designed to detect gene alterations in cfDNA specimen.

Combined DNA/RNA-seq efforts in various settings could lead to new ways of treating kids with drugs meant for adults or to the development of new therapies.

A study of more than 10,000 women showed cancer predisposition genes confer similar risks of breast cancer in African-American women as in whites.

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

The approval of two molecularly targeted, tissue-agnostic therapies, has shown researchers that there is a path forward for other pan-cancer markers.

In PNAS this week: analysis of Finland-United States Investigation of Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus Genetics study samples, chromosome loss and gain in prostate cancer, and more.

Researchers in Nigeria are developing a handheld diagnostic device for identifying high-risk colorectal cancer patients in low-resource environments.

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A new study catalogues the genome and evolutionary history of the oak family, UPI reports.

Dog DNA testing is a growing market, but there's still a lot of uncertainty about the accuracy of the results, the Boston Globe says.

A University of South Florida researcher is testing bone fragments to determine if they belong to Amelia Earhart.

In Cell this week: antisense Piwi-interacting RNA responses to endogenous retroviruses, proteomic patterns in hepatocellular carcinoma, and more.