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With more payors amending coverage policies to reimburse NIPT for average-risk pregnancies, Sequenom said it would shift its focus to that market.

The company's technology is designed to enable PCR-free circulating cell-free DNA detection using either a luminometer or portable glucose meter.

The non-exclusive deal enables Eurofins to distribute all of Rubicon's products in Canada and the US.

The results are some of the first published in full demonstrating the validity of Resolution's bias-corrected sequencing approach since the company was launched.

The company demonstrated high analytical sensitivity and specificity, and also showed clinical data supporting a high concordance with tumor tissue sequencing.

The researchers found that the noninvasive test could detect signs of transplant rejection and infection in a cohort of 51 patients. 

A majority of respondents said liquid biopsy is poised to become a widely used tool for assessing cancer mutations within the next one to four years, with NGS-based analysis preferred over other testing modalities.

TGen researchers used whole-genome bisulfite sequencing of ctDNA to identify 21 hotspots that correlated with disease recurrence in breast cancer patients.

Researchers used bisulfite sequencing to identify methylation markers in order to trace circulating DNA fragments back to their tissue of origin. 

The new subsidiary will focus on expanding the company's liquid biopsy technology capabilities and growing European adoption of its platform.

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Nobel laureates and scientific societies urge NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to revisit the recent decision to end funding for a coronavirus grant.

Bloomberg reports that BGI's SARS-CoV-2 testing sites in the Middle East have raised concerns among US officials.

A new Pew Research Center poll finds confidence in medical researchers has grown among US adults since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Science this week: machine learning algorithm for faster Mendelian disorder diagnoses, gene linked to safe response to nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, and more.