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Investigators plan to use the method in future longitudinal monitoring studies based on the sensitivity and ease demonstrated in their early experiments.

Using blood samples from 200 cancer patients, researchers showed that it is possible to find most early cancer cases with targeted error correction sequencing.

VWR will act as the exclusive distributor for Biocept's liquid biopsy blood collection tubes everywhere in the world except China.

The researchers plan to work with the NIH's Genome Research Alliance for Transplantation consortium to compare their method with others.

Using Epstein-Barr virus DNA as a marker, investigators uncovered several individuals with early-stage nasopharyngeal cancers in a large screening effort in China.

Natera has entered the oncology space with a ctDNA assay and sees its blood banking service as a way to eventually tap into the consumer genomics space. 

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.

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Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

In Science this week: database of proteins' effects on cancer, targeted error correction sequencing, and more.