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News and reporting on cancer immunotherapy.

The partners will develop technology to predict the outcome of an NK-cell-based immunotherapy in patients with incurable locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors.

New data on Kadcyla and Tecentriq will help doctors further refine precision medicine options for breast cancer patients with unmet needs.

Researchers were able to identify 40 tumor-specific antigens within two mouse cancer cell lines and seven human primary tumors using this approach.

Company officials stressed the firm's drive to help connect industry and academia, and expand access to tools for precision medicine.

Using a mouse model of immunotherapy resistant disease, the researchers found that this program could be targeted by an inhibitor to improve response.

During the meeting, researchers presented studies on combination immunotherapies and the efficacy of giving molecularly-informed treatments earlier in the disease continuum.

In a conference call to discuss Q3 earnings, CEO Francis deSouza discussed NIPT, oncology, population sequencing, and consumer genomics as potential growth drivers.

Using samples from different points in patients' treatment, researchers employed a variety of tools, including NanoString's GeoMx DSP, to explore potential response markers.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's James Allison and Kyoto University's Tasuku Honjo have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

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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.