cancer screening

After raising $320M in venture capital, Tempus hopes to sequence 100,000 samples in 2019 as it expands its precision medicine program into depression and diabetes.

The company presented a poster at the ACG meeting this week that reported over 80 percent sensitivity in a retrospective cohort with a majority of early-stage cancers.

The German company validated the panel, which focuses on actionable results, in a 300-participant clinical study in collaboration with Robert-Bosch-Hospital in Stuttgart.

The team demonstrated that the approach can yield high sensitivity while maintaining near-perfect specificity, but it must now replicate the early results in a much larger study.

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.