The VA decided to bring this testing in house to streamline and standardize the process for doctors and gauge markers that are relevant to the veteran population.
The researchers believe using cerebral spinal fluid will enable them to identify brain tumors with a higher sensitivity than with blood samples.
About a third of the basal-like subgroup harbored IDH2 R172 hotspot mutations, which have also been found in other cancer types.
The researchers aim to offer the half-hour diagnostic assay for use during neurosurgery to help clinicians pursue the best treatment for patients with gliomas.
The RealTime PCR instrument identifies AML patients with IDH2 mutations who can be treated with Celgene's Idhifa.
Wired reports on how genetic genealogy's use in forensics has exploded in the year since an arrest in the Golden State Killer case was made.
Retraction Watch reports that the increase in retracted papers at a journal is due to more resources there to tackle publication ethics.
New York City has settled with a forensic scientist who was fired after questioning a DNA testing approach used by the medical examiner's office, the New York Times reports.
In Nature this week: technique for measuring replication fork movement, WINTHER trial results, and more.