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Foundation Medicine FoundationOne CDx

Foundation Medicine's FoundationOne CDx is now available in the US, following approval by the US Food and Drug Administration last year and finalization of a national coverage determination by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services earlier this month. The test is available for patients with advanced solid tumor cancers. It assesses genomic alterations in 324 cancer genes and serves as a companion diagnostic for patients with certain types of non-small cell lung cancer, melanoma, colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer, and breast cancer to determine if they could benefit from one of 17 on-labeled therapies, of which 12 are approved as first-line therapy for their respective indication. In addition, the test reports genomic biomarkers, such as microsatellite instability and tumor mutational burden that can help inform the use of immunotherapies.

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.