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Natera claims that several Genosity products infringe its US Patent No. 10,732,220, titled "Methods for Simultaneous Amplification of Target Loci."

Stanford and Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have developed a multi-modal and multi-timepoint biomarker approach to predict therapeutic benefit in lung cancer cases.

The firm said that it has secured coverage for about 100 million lives for its targeted NGS liquid biopsy test in the US between Medicare and private payors. 

Besides speeding up and increasing enrollment, the Guardant360 test identified a greater number of actionable mutations than tissue-based genotyping.

In PLOS this week: no enrichment of rare variants among Parkinson's disease patients in associated genes, circulating tumor DNA helps guide metastatic breast cancer patient management, and more.

The randomized, Phase II trial will test ctDNA-guided second-line adjuvant therapy for stage II and III hormone receptor-positive, HER-2 negative breast cancer.

Oncocyte is licensing Chronix's blood-based copy number instability test, and Chronix will help commercialize Oncocyte's DetermaRx in the EU through its German lab.

After a two-year evaluation in advanced non-small cell lung cancers with Allegheny Health Network, the payor will cover the test for its regional members.

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In its IPO prospectus, the company shared plans to broaden the use of its methylation technology from cancer screening to diagnostics and residual disease monitoring.

The company's stock will now trade on a split-adjusted basis on the Nasdaq after authorization for the split was approved by stockholders.

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Researchers are developing a breath test to determine how severe patients' methylmalonic acidemia disease is, FierceBiotech reports.

NPR reports that vaccine developers are working on SARS-CoV-2 vaccines that are easier to store or administer than the current crop.

Reuters reports that France is to recommend that people under 55 who received one dose of AstraZeneca's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine receive a different vaccine for their second dose.