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The group plans to use the assay for translational studies on metastasis and drug resistance initially and to develop a clinical version later on.

The pharma company plans to use the Signatera assay to determine whether it can identify patients who will respond to immunotherapy.

Of the six kits, the team found that Qiagen and Norgen's spin column tools recovered the highest amount of DNA across a range of base pair lengths.

A randomized clinical trial from France revealed similar miscarriage rates in women who had cell-free DNA screening for trisomy 21 prior to invasive testing.

The firm is working on harnessing its ability to assess fetal fraction to develop new methods to predict fetal aneuploidy risks and pregnancy complications.

The firm recognized $63.1 million in revenues and processed 162,807 tests in the second quarter 2018.

Protein platforms revenues grew 21 percent, while biotechnology revenues were up 18 percent, and diagnostic revenues increased 2 percent.

Exosome markets a urine-based test called ExoDx Prostate (IntelliScore) to help determine whether patients with ambiguous PSA tests needs a prostate biopsy.

The company has not yet published any data on its microparticle sequencing approach, but is preparing to seek new investment to support its next steps of preclinical development.

The firm will work with the FDA to speed the approval process for its liquid biopsy assay, Elio, which analyzes SNVs, amplifications, rearrangements, and MSI.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.