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The partners will use a $5M NCI grant to add seven biomarkers to an EGFR electrochemical assay for non-small-cell lung-carcinoma.

A preliminary analysis based on high-resolution metabolomics pointed to three blood plasma metabolites with apparent ties to active, pulmonary tuberculosis.

The company said Q2 sales increased 11 percent on a currency-neutral basis, driven by growth in both its Life Science and Clinical Diagnostics segments.

The company shared early evidence of the potential of its approach to improve newborn screening for immune disorders, and to offer new tools for other areas like HIV monitoring.

Using samples from obese women with hepatic steatosis, investigators uncovered ties between the condition, gut microbes, metabolites, and liver gene expression.

The team came up with an algorithm called bloodTyper for antigen-typing based on whole-genome sequences.

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A CBS News station in California reports on newborn heel-prick blood spot testing and later use of those samples.

Startup Seqster will offer its personal health records platform for donors to manage EHR, wearables, and genomic information through the blood bank's web portal.

With the help of electronic health record data, researchers searched for common variants linked to hundreds of diseases or clinical lab measurements.

The test is intended for use by blood collection facilities and is not approved for the individual diagnosis of Zika infection.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.