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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Qiagen said today that it has initiated a clinical development program with Novartis for a molecular companion diagnostic to guide the use of a Novartis investigational PI3K inhibitor in certain breast cancer patients.

Specifically, the proposed CDx would guide use of Novartis' BYL719 (alpelisib) in combination with fulvestrant for men and postmenopausal women with PIK3CA-mutated, hormone receptor-positive, EGFR receptor 2-negative (HR+/HER2-) advanced or metastatic breast cancer.

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New US Department of Commerce rules will affect supercomputing in China, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Broad Institute researchers describe an approach they've dubbed "DNA microscopy."

In PLOS this week: epigenetic changes following hepatitis C virus treatment, metagenomic analysis of Ugandan children with febrile illness, and more.

Jul
24
Sponsored by
Hologic

This webinar will share the results of comparisons of commercially available nucleic acid amplification tests for use in routine screening of pregnant women for Group B Streptococcus (GBS).

Jul
30
Sponsored by
Mission Bio

This webinar will outline a project that performs large-scale and integrative single-cell genome and transcriptome profiling of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cases at diagnosis, during drug treatment, and in case of relapse.