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Karius' new financing will support clinical trials and commercialization of its NGS-based infectious disease test, and will help scale up laboratory capacity. 

Today's agreement, which covers the UK, follows distribution deals OncoDNA signed earlier this month covering Morocco and Belarus. 

Stakeholders increasingly highlight the need for better, more standardized tools to validate and compare liquid biopsy tests, and commercial firms have responded.

The Pro-Seq technology links molecules prior to sequencing to enable detection of low-frequency variants, and could be complementary to Boreal's OnTarget technology.

Investigators using droplet digital PCR methods are following cell-free tumor DNA in the blood, looking for patterns coinciding with immunotherapy treatment outcomes.

Diagnostics firm BioHisto Maroc will market and distribute the firm's tissue-based and liquid biopsy sequencing services to oncologists and their patients.

Novogene will validate Trovagene's proprietary urine collection and nucleic acid preservation device, NextCollect, and develop tests for the Chinese market.

The company has not published on its technology, but claims proprietary materials and methods allow it to detect targets in unprocessed biological samples with sub-femtomolar sensitivity.


Results of a new study offer preliminary evidence that blood tests could select patients for treatment, and track response and resistance.

Guardant is alleging that Foundation's advertising of its own products has harmed both Guardant and cancer patients.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

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