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The firm said it will offer 4.5 million shares of its common stock at $20 per share. It expects to close its follow-on public offering on July 16.

The molecular diagnostics company previously raised $180 million in its 2015 initial public offering.

Under the new collaboration, Predicine will use its GeneRADAR technology to aid Kintor in the development and advancement of novel drugs.

The partners have established a laboratory to investigate cell-free DNA and other bloodborne molecules as cancer biomarkers.

The company outlined its plans to launch a kidney transplant rejection test that is based on cell-free DNA in 2019 and described its progress in breast cancer research.

Bio-Techne will pay $250 million in cash, as well as up to an additional $325 million contingent on the achievement of certain milestones.

Researchers from Stanford University reported in a pilot study that seven RNA transcripts could predict preterm birth.

Though there are few direct hints at how the company plans to translate its findings to a clinical test, its early data has captured the attention of the cancer community.

The China FDA has approved Vela's cell-free DNA extraction kit, which can be coupled with RT-PCR or NGS workflows for further analysis.

Evidence is accumulating that analyzing cell-free DNA and/or samples from circulating tumor cells provides a good surrogate for bone marrow in these patients.

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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.

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