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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A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.