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News and reporting on cancer immunotherapy.

BMS amended an ongoing Phase III study of Opdivo and Yervoy to evaluate outcomes based on tumor mutational burden using Foundation Medicine's NGS companion diagnostic.

A Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center-led team has followed more than 50 patients for more than two years after receiving immunotherapy, Time reports.

Stand Up to Cancer is teaming with Microsoft and SITC to provide a new round of $11 million in grants to study cancer immunotherapies.

The company is aiming to make its Digital Spatial Profiling technology compatible with NGS and will present customer data from its Hyb & Seq at AGBT. 

Over the next three years, the company and its partners will assess the OneRNA platform to diagnose bladder cancer, select treatment, and measure response and recurrence.

In Science this week: genetics of cancer susceptibility to immune checkpoint inhibition, and more.

Teams studying kidney and skin cancers independently implicated SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling mutations in checkpoint blockade immunotherapy response.

Researchers genotyped advanced cancer patients treated with immunotherapies and found that homozygosity at HLA loci was linked to decreased survival.

The partners will use the GuardantOMNI assay, a 500-plus-gene liquid biopsy panel designed to accelerate clinical trials and targeted cancer therapy research.

The company believes it can overcome its challenges, and highlighted strong continued interest from pharma despite a disappointing end to its Merck deal.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.