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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.

BioSequence is looking to raise the profile of its genomic offering among clinicians, and to strengthen its case for reimbursement.

 

The researchers suggested that Ashkenazi Jewish women as well as women of other ancestries might benefit from broader genetic screening for breast cancer risk.

Through prospective pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma testing, researchers saw germline mutations in new genes and in cases outside of current germline testing criteria.

A partnership involving Heidelberg University Hospital, the National Center for Tumor Diseases, and the German Cancer Research Institute is serving patients across Germany.

The company said the revenue decline was expected and related to the timing of R&D projects with biopharmaceutical partners.

The study was conducted by the European Molecular Genetics Quality Network and its partners, and involved 227 labs for germline testing and 76 for somatic testing.

More than a third of the first 10,000 patients receiving MSK-IMPACT harbored actionable mutations, and 11 percent of the first 5,000 enrolled in a clinical trial. 

The JV, called Maqgen, will be based in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, and is owned 60 percent by Maccura and 40 percent by Qiagen.

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A study suggests people with the ApoE e4 genotype may be more likely to have severe COVID-19 than those with other genotypes, the Guardian says.

New analyses indicate female researchers are publishing less during the coronavirus pandemic than male researchers, according to Nature News.

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies searching for a genetic reason for why some people, but not others, become gravely ill with COVID-19, the Detroit Free Press reports.

In PNAS this week: forward genetics-base analysis of retinal development, interactions of T cell receptors with neoantigens in colorectal cancer, and more.