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Researchers from the TRACERx consortium analyzed blood and tumor samples to tease out features of lung cancers that are more likely to recur.

The cloud-based platform is designed to process next-generation sequencing data derived from liquid biopsy and formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissue analysis.

The company will work with the Genome Institute of Singapore to create a test for breast cancer recurrence prediction using its circulating tumor cell platform.

Researchers developed a microfluidic device that combines antibody-based cell capture and disulfide cleavage for downstream microRNA detection.

The firm will begin a verification study later this month using its cell-sorting platform and molecular analysis tool on patients with a pelvic mass scheduled for surgery.

LineaRx was formed last year to commercialize Applied DNA Sciences' technologies for DNA design, manufacture, and chemical modification by large scale PCR.

The company also reported higher operating costs as it worked to develop and validate its Parsortix circulating tumor cell collection system for clinical use.

The University of Michigan researchers aim to commercialize the Hydro-Seq microfluidic platform, which isolates and prepares single circulating tumor cells for RNA sequencing.  

The company said adopters are ordering tests in areas of great interest, like CTC and blood biomarker monitoring, despite a lack of reimbursement.

The company saw $1.0 million in revenues for the quarter, including $976,000 from commercial testing, and attributed the growth to its pathology partnership initiative.

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The US Department of Justice has proposed a rule change to enable DNA to be collected from migrants, the Associated Press reports.

Bernard Fisher, a surgeon who changed how breast cancer is treated, has died at 101, the New York Times reports.

Washington Post columnist writes that she is skeptical about DNA-based diets.

In PNAS this week: recurrent inactivation of DEPDC5 in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, taxonomic reliability of GenBank sequences, and more.