Abbott said today that it has signed a pact with GlaxoSmithKline to develop a PCR-based molecular diagnostic test for a specific biomarker to aid in selecting patients who may benefit from an immunotherapy under development at GSK.

The agreement builds on a partnership between the companies announced last year to develop a PCR test for the same protein biomarker — MAGE-A3 — to screen for non-small-cell lung cancer patients eligible to receive GSK's developmental NSCLC therapy, called MAGE-A3 Antigen-Specific Cancer Immunotherapeutic, or MAGE-A3 ASCI.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.

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This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.