With targeted gene sequencing data from a large set of archived tumor samples, researchers identified somatic mutations coinciding with better or worse overall survival.
The Dutch multinational is now on track to introduce a kitted version of the assay, which can be run on standard quantitative PCR equipment, by the end of the year.
The DOJ alleged Biotheranosics promoted and performed its Breast Cancer Index test for patients who had not been in remission for five years and who had not been taking tamoxifen.
The partners will use Biocept's liquid biopsy systems to detect estrogen receptor gene mutations that could help guide treatment for women with breast cancer.
Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.
DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.
As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.
In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.