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Transgenomic EGFR C797S Mutation Detection Assay

Transgenomic has launched its EGFR C797S Mutation Detection assay. The assay is based on the company's ICE COLD-PCR technology and detects the presence of the EGFR C797S mutation that is associated with resistance to new third-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapies in development for non-small cell lung cancer. The high sensitivity of Transgenomic's ICP technology makes it possible to run the new assay using either tissue, blood, or serum samples, the company said. The test is currently only available for research use through Transgenomic's Biomarker Discovery Services group, and is expected to be available for clinical use through the company's oncology CLIA laboratory in Omaha, Nebraska later this year.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.