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Strand Life Sciences StrandAdvantage Genomic Profiling Service

Strand Genomics said this week that it will introduce its expanded StrandAdvantage pan-cancer genomic profiling service at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago next week. The new version of StrandAdvantage will include a panel that examines 152 genes and pathways known to be impacted by existing targeted cancer therapies plus additional chemotherapeutic toxicity and resistance data. The service provides oncologists with clinically actionable results beginning with a report on eight "standard-of-care" genes delivered to the oncologist within eight days. A full report is provided within 15 days that covers all major gene variants and pathways known to be impacted by existing targeted therapies.

The Scan

Call to Look Again

More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration.

Not Always Trusted

In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports.

Identified Decades Later

A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports.

Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease

In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.