NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics company Insight Genetics said on Monday it has been awarded two SBIR contracts from the National Cancer Institute to develop companion diagnostic tests aimed at lung cancer.

The contracts, which total about $1.7 million, will go toward developing tests to identify and characterize specific genetic mutations in lung cancer patients. The tests would help physicians decide which therapies are best suited for individual patients.

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The Center for Data Innovation and HealthITNow argue for re-building of genomic research infrastructure.

A Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill to require articles resulting from federally funded projects to be made publicly available, according to ScienceInsider.

The US is heading toward another budget showdown, Nature News says.

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