Samsung Medical Center Singapore's Avatamed Raises $1M in Seed Funding Avatamed will use the funds to expand into the Asia-Pacific market and set up a lab in Singapore to provide precision cancer drug screening services. Colorectal Cancer Study Reveals Tumor Mutation, Immune Microenvironment Relationships Single-cell RNA sequencing uncovered interactions between colorectal cancer alterations and corresponding immune cell and stromal features. Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $400K in Funding for Asian Immune Cell Atlas Project The effort is focused on building an atlas of immune cell types found across a range of Asian population groups as part of the Human Cell Atlas project. Guardant Silent on TMB Plans as Study Adds Evidence for Immunotherapy Prediction in Blood Premium A Samsung University team found that mutation load measured with the Guardant360 liquid biopsy assay predicted response as well as tissue-based TMB. Pfizer, Samsung Research Group Details Second Gene Fusion Assay on Nanostring Platform Premium A Pfizer research group, working with Seoul's Samsung Medical Center, has published a study demonstrating a multiplex method for detecting ALK, ROS1, and RET fusions in a single assay. Dec 19, 2012 Pfizer, Collaborators Developing NanoString ALK Test as Lower-Cost Alternative to FISH, IHC Premium Jul 20, 2012 Agilent Announces Deals in South Korea for Clinical Assay Development, Neurometabolomic Research Nov 3, 2011 Korean Group Develops Inexpensive Sequence-Enrichment Method for Mutation Detection Premium Apr 7, 2011 Seegene, Samsung Enter Cancer MDx Pact Apr 7, 2011 Seegene and Samsung Medical Center to Develop MDx Tests for Cancer Premium Jul 21, 2010 Pfizer/Samsung Collaboration to Focus on PGx Strategies to Personalize Liver Cancer Treatments in Korea Premium Breaking News Ancient DNA Analysis Highlights Three Ancestral Populations in Japan FDA Warns of Potential False Positives With Abbott SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Tests New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Oxford Nanopore, Beckman Coulter, Thermo Fisher Scientific, More People in the News: New Appointments at Sema4, NHGRI, Dante Labs, Ancestry, More Thermo Fisher Scientific Expects 12 Percent Revenue Growth in 2022 In Brief This Week: Myriad Genetics, Danaher, Co-Diagnostics, and More The Scan For Those Thick Tiger Stripes Tigers in India with thick stripes harbor a genetic change, as Gizmodo reports. High GABA Tomatoes The Japan News reports that genome-edited tomatoes with higher GABA levels are now for sale in Japan. Approach for Inclusivity and Diversity A National Human Genome Research Institute team calls for the field to "adopt diversity as an ethos." Science Papers on Tumors Immune System Evasion; Drivers of Genomic Instability, Inflammation In Science this week: study of how tumors evade the adaptive immune system, and more.