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Guardant's test will be used to detect mutations associated with acquired resistance to EGFR-inhibiting therapies and to guide further treatment strategies in a study of 600 patients.

The funding will support the creation of biorepositories, biomarker discovery and validation, and personalized cancer therapeutic clinical trials.

The Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research in Cancer Genomics expects its first clinical trial, which is investigating the predictive value of Genomic Health's Oncotype Dx in node-positive breast cancer patients, to serve as a model for future comparative effectiveness studies looking at genomic technologies in cancer.

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.