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Shared gastric adenocarcinoma tumor features seem to span geography and ethnicity, despite shifts in the proportion of tumors from different molecular subtypes.

The new algorithm, called TOPSPIN, complements the company's MMprofiler test. It is considering making TOPSPIN-generated data available to its MMprofiler patients.

The new data supports the continued marketing of BioNTech's breast cancer subtyping assay as an alternative to IHC, and suggests added value for the test in assessing Ki-67 specifically.

The activity follows a recent financing round that has enabled OncoDNA to build out its sales team as it courts new clients.

Chemotherapy response appears to be more robust in triple-negative breast tumors with mutations decreasing BRCA1 or BRCA2 expression.

In lower-grade glioma tumors lacking three known biomarkers, investigators identified TP53 and H3.3 histone mutations that appear to be linked to poor outcomes.

By analyzing the transcriptomes of more than 4,000 individual cells, researchers identified stem cell-like cellular subpopulations in six oligodendroglioma tumors.

Data for hundreds of breast tumors suggested specific signatures were more closely linked to tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte activity than was mutational load. 

The team has received around $900,000 in National Cancer Institute funding to develop new capabilities for CIVIC, improve curation, and engage with the community.

The new system emphasizes the importance of tumor biology as an important prognostic indicator for women who undergo neoadjuvant therapy, the researchers said.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.