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The company aims to use the methylation technology from its multi-cancer screening assay to detect minimal residual disease in early-stage cancer patients.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of coronavirus gene, pathway, and gene signature data; updates to MethHC database; and more.

Mouse Vision Restored

A Harvard-led team reprogrammed DNA methylation patterns of mice with eye problems to restore their sight, AFP reports.

The researchers developed a tissue map of the DNA 5hmC modification, finding a potential role for it in tissue-specific development.

The company presented new evidence for the sensitivity of its multi-cancer early detection test and robustness of its automated library prep system.

Novitas added multiple leukemia biomarkers to its coverage determination, as well as the ThyGeNEXT molecular panel.

At the ASHG 2020 virtual meeting, researchers presented data showing they could use the method to enrich for placental DNA in maternal plasma samples.

Bluestar hopes to launch a pan-cancer, DNA methylation-based liquid biopsy assay as a laboratory-developed test out of an envisioned CLIA-certified lab in San Diego. 

The firm is engaged in multiple clinical validation trials and aims to raise more than $100 million to launch its Helio Liver Test in the US early next year.

The aggressive subtype, uncovered by a team of researchers in Germany, may also be susceptible to targeted therapy that blocks interferon signaling.

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Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.

The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.