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Transgenomic, Amgen Ink Deal to Develop Test for KRAS, NRAS

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Transgenomic today announced a deal with Amgen to develop a CE-IVD test to screen patients with metastatic colorectal cancer for KRAS and NRAS mutations.

The mutations will be identified with Transgenomic's CE-IVD CRC RAScan kits, which use Surveyor-Wave technology. The test will allow physicians to incorporate tumor mutation status into their treatment decisions.

The Omaha, Neb.-based company said its CLIA laboratory is available to immediately receive patient samples for testing. The CE-IVD test kits will be available in Europe, as well as in the US soon as research use only products.

Financial and other terms of the alliance were not disclosed.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.