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As part of a collaboration with Freenome, Institut Curie will look for correlations between circulating biomarkers and human response to cancer immunotherapies.

The company saw a drop in its Q4 sample accessions compared to the same quarter last year, but posted increases in both testing and revenues for the full year.

In Q4 Natera tallied revenues of $53.8 million compared to $49.3 million a year ago, falling short of the consensus Wall Street estimate of $57.1 million.

Natera and Qiagen have signed a 10-year agreement to develop cell-free DNA assays for use on Qiagen's GeneReader next-generation sequencing system.

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In PLOS this week: metabolite profiles of typhoid fever, shifts in cell-free DNA levels following exercise, and more.

The firm plans to launch a nasopharyngeal carcinoma test in Asia this year and is developing breast cancer tests to supplement mammograms.

Milwaukee, Wis.-based TAI Diagnostics is developing a PCR-based assay for cell-free DNA as a way to monitor the health of transplanted organs.

Technologies gained one of their first solid footholds in the clinical care of cancer patients with adoption into the treatment paradigm of lung cancer, while researchers turned their eyes to proving utility in other niches.

The China Food and Drug Administration had also previously accredited both the NIFTY test and the BGISEQ sequencing platform.

The new European initiative promises to deliver multiple new tests and methods for improving the treatment of breast cancer and rectal cancer.

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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.