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The company said it will seek FDA approval for the assay, an expanded version of FoundationACT, as a CDx for targeted therapies and as a tumor mutation profiling assay.

Investigators from several centers outlined tumor features, treatment strategies, and clinical trial classifications coming from tumor-germline clinical sequencing programs.

Farsight Genome Systems is touting the rapid scalability of its analytic pipeline as it seeks to make its technology "future-proof" for clinical genomics labs.

Chugai, a member of the Roche Group, has already filed for regulatory approval of FoundationOne CDx with Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare.

The company plans to grow its business based on the FDA approval and preliminary national coverage determination for its FoundationOne CDx test last year. 

For full-year 2017, the company reported $152.9 million in revenues, up 31 percent over 2016.

At the Precision Medicine World Conference, Invitae executives noted that early experience in the genetic screening pilot found more people received positive results than previously expected.

Under the agreement, new companion diagnostics will be included in updates to FoundationOne CDx, which was recently FDA approved.

Over the next three years, Immunovia and its partners will use the firm's Immray PanCan-d assay to screen 6,000 diabetes patients for pancreatic cancer.

A Mount Sinai team performed targeted sequencing on non-small cell lung cancer samples to find mutations with clinical implications.

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The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.

A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.

The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.

In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.