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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Bay Area startup Toma Biosciences emerged from stealth mode this month with a new cancer assay designed to provide physicians with information to help them personalize and optimize treatments for cancer patients.

The company's test, called Amplinome, specifically uses Bio-Rad's Droplet Digital PCR platform to detect copy number alterations, also called amplifications, in 12 different genes that are known to be important in cancer and have been linked to specific, existing US Food and Drug Administration-approved therapies.

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A UK study on mixing SARS-CoV-2 vaccines is expanding to include vaccines developed by additional companies, according to the Guardian.

According to Science, the US National Academy of Sciences is poised to eject two members accused of sexual harassment.

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May
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May
18
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