circulating tumor DNA Guardant MRD Test Performs Well in Small Study as Tissue-Informed Debate Takes Shape Premium The data, while limited, indicate that the firm's blood-only assay may be able to match the performance of existing commercial tissue-informed competitors. NuProbe, AcornMed to Develop Cancer Minimal Residual Disease Detection Products The companies aim to validate NuProbe's blocker displacement amplification technology for MRD monitoring in genitourinary and hematologic cancer patients. Grail Cancer Early Detection Test Performance Holds Steady as Q2 Launch Approaches Premium Recent results from the firm's case-control study cohort showed overall sensitivity of about 50 percent but higher performance for a subset of high-mortality cancers. OncoDNA, Institut Curie Partner on Liquid Biopsy Research in Head and Neck Cancer The French cancer center will use OncoDNA's blood-based next-generation sequencing test, OncoFollow, in its ongoing SCANDARE study. Guardant AACR Data Highlights Value of Clinical Test Database to Drive Drug Resistance Discoveries Researchers used the company's large clinical-genomic database to characterize HRD reversion mutations and explore their potential function in patient resistance to PARP inhibitors. Breaking News Seven Bridges, ZS Genetics Partner for Multiomics Analytics in Drug Development BioMérieux Receives CE Mark for Vitek Clinical Microbiology Mass Spec System People in the News: New Appointments at Helix, Fulgent Genetics, IDbyDNA, Quantum-Si, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Centogene, Meridian Bioscience, Oxford Nanopore, More Indivumed, Oslo University Hospital Partner on AI-Driven Colorectal Cancer Research Cystic Fibrosis-Related Airway Cell Changes Revealed in Single-Cell Transcriptome Study The Scan Pfizer-BioNTech Seek Full Vaccine Approval According to the New York Times, Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking full US Food and Drug Administration approval for their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. Viral Integration Study Critiqued Science writes that a paper reporting that SARS-CoV-2 can occasionally integrate into the host genome is drawing criticism. Giraffe Species Debate The Scientist reports that a new analysis aiming to end the discussion of how many giraffe species there are has only continued it. Science Papers Examine Factors Shaping SARS-CoV-2 Spread, Give Insight Into Bacterial Evolution In Science this week: genomic analysis points to role of human behavior in SARS-CoV-2 spread, and more.