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NeoGenomics Comprehensive Multimodality NeoTYPE

NeoGenomics has expanded its NeoTYPE tumor-specific profiling test menu to include new profiles for head and neck tumors, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, sarcoma, and cancers of unknown primary (CUP). A complete analysis of somatic mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 are now a part of breast, ovarian, and pancreatic cancer profiling. All profiles now include analysis of PD-L1 expression by immunohistochemistry. In addition, HPV testing is being integrated with next-generation sequencing for head and neck cancer. The company is also offering profiling of sarcoma for chromosomal translocation using NGS and complete profiling of CUP using extensive immunohistochemistry, NGS of 315 genes, and nine fluorescence in situ hybridization probes. 

The Scan

Dropped Charges

The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

More Kids

The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children.

PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS

In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more.

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.