EKF Diagnostics said this week that it will launch its PointMan DNA enrichment kits at the American Society for Clinical Oncology meeting later this month in Chicago.

The company is commercializing three kits to enrich mutations in BRAF, KRAS, and EGFR T790M genes associated with melanoma, colorectal, and lung cancers. According to the company, PointMan kits offer highly specific and ultra-sensitive enrichment of mutant genes in a background of wild-type genes that is "unmatched" by existing technologies.

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

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.

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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.