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Qiagen QIAseq cfDNA All-in-One Kit

Qiagen has launched the QIAseq cfDNA All-in-One kit, which combines cell-free DNA extraction and library preparation in the first dedicated solution for liquid biopsy analysis on any next-generation sequencing platform. The kit builds on the company's QIAamp technology and integrates the company's recently launched PAXgene Blood ccfDNA tube for collection and stabilization of blood samples. It creates a streamlined testing solution that allows faster, more convenient, and reliable analysis of cell-free DNA from sample collection to interpreted result, the company said.

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UK Pilot Study Suggests Digital Pathway May Expand BRCA Testing in Breast Cancer

A randomized pilot study in the Journal of Medical Genetics points to similar outcomes for breast cancer patients receiving germline BRCA testing through fully digital or partially digital testing pathways.

Survey Sees Genetic Literacy on the Rise, Though Further Education Needed

Survey participants appear to have higher genetic familiarity, knowledge, and skills compared to 2013, though 'room for improvement' remains, an AJHG paper finds.

Study Reveals Molecular, Clinical Features in Colorectal Cancer Cases Involving Multiple Primary Tumors

Researchers compare mismatch repair, microsatellite instability, and tumor mutation burden patterns in synchronous multiple- or single primary colorectal cancers.

FarGen Phase One Sequences Exomes of Nearly 500 From Faroe Islands

The analysis in the European Journal of Human Genetics finds few rare variants and limited geographic structure among Faroese individuals.