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News and reporting on cancer immunotherapy.

Gizmodo reports that some cancer patients are turning to DIY immunotherapies.

The alliance's first aim is the identification, development, and validation of biomarkers of cancer and treatment response.

The results of the study could have implications for liquid biopsy developers that aim to pick out patients more likely to respond to immunotherapies.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

The company shared validation data this week that it said led the FDA to approve use of the test in a new prospective trial of Roche's Tecentriq in NSCLC.

Genome and transcriptome sequences from hundreds of pediatric cancer cases led to somatic mutations and fusions suspected of producing potentially targetable antigens.

Earlier this week, the company's scientific co-founders published an improved version of the ATAC-seq method that allows them to analyze frozen tissue.

The changes include recommendations for first line immunotherapy in patients with high PD-L1 expression, and clarification on use of targeted therapies.

The partners aim to enable the early prediction of clinical efficacy of Alligator's pipeline candidates by analyzing potential systemic biomarkers.

The National Cancer Institute-led team used a CRISPR-based approach to identify genes like APLNR that, when mutated, make cancers resistant to immunotherapy.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.