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The company is developing a method that uses whole-genome sequencing to develop patient-specific assays for tracking tumor signals in the blood.

The company has developed a technology for isolating cancer DNA in urine along with specialized PCR assays to identify biomarkers that it believes will offer more accurate and sensitive detection of hepatocellular carcinoma.

The companies announced a strategic venture to provide comprehensive biomarker profiling to empower clinical trials in the immuno-oncology space.

The company's ctDx lung cancer assay identifies a variety of different actionable mutations in the blood of non-small cell lung cancer patients.

Of the six kits, the team found that Qiagen and Norgen's spin column tools recovered the highest amount of DNA across a range of base pair lengths.

The project aims to use circulating tumor DNA to monitor drug response and resistance in metastatic melanoma patients in order to guide treatment decisions.

The partners aim to optimize DNA nanoball technology, accelerate the use of CTC technology, and work on a diagnostic tool for use at the point of care.

Researchers showed, retrospectively, that using a cutoff of 16 circulating DNA mutations they could identify patients who were more likely to respond to immunotherapy.

A Samsung University team found that mutation load measured with the Guardant360 liquid biopsy assay predicted response as well as tissue-based TMB.

The lab will make Lucence's non-invasive cancer tests available to patients in the region, but financial and other terms were not disclosed.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.