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The lung cancer institute will work with Inivata to study the use of ctDNA testing in patients with early lung cancer after surgery.

The PHG Foundation's report calls for raising clinician awareness about ctDNA testing technology in order to improve patient access to targeted therapies.

Natera said that this research collaboration and others will help it clinically validate its circulating tumor DNA assay Signatera. 

In an increasingly diverse field of sequencing assays, Genentech researchers believe they have achieved notable sensitivity, with high multiplexing capability and relatively low cost.

The company shared validation data this week that it said led the FDA to approve use of the test in a new prospective trial of Roche's Tecentriq in NSCLC.

Researchers from France's Gustave Roussy Institute designed EGFR mutation assays for the system, which they showed could be useful for testing in non-small cell lung cancer patients.

Johns Hopkins researchers added protein analysis to circulating tumor DNA testing to better detect early-stage pancreatic cancer.

The additional investment was led by Section 32, and also included 23andMe cofounder Anne Wojcicki and other private and strategic investors.

Investigators studied 442 patients with CUP and found mutations that could inform a specific treatment decision in more than half of them.

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

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New Mexico is re-doing its proposed science education standards after criticism, the Associated Press reports.

Agbio executives say gene editing will speed up breeding efforts, according to the Wall Street Journal.

La Trobe University's Jenny Graves has won the $250,000 Prime Minister's Prize for Science, the Guardian reports.

In Cell this week: post-treatment changes to melanoma genome, multi-omics analysis of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, and more.