Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Biocept's Lung Cancer Liquid Biopsy Test

Biocept has launched a lung cancer liquid biopsy test. The test uses proprietary technology  to detect RET oncogene fusions from a simple blood draw. Genetic alterations in the RET and ROS1 genes were identified in patients with non-small cell lung cancer that have unique and pathologic features that may facilitate identification and enrichment strategies, the company said. The test comes after Biocept launched a blood-based test to detect the ROS1 biomarker in 2015.

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.