The tool, called Cerebro, significantly outperformed other publicly available methods, including in the less-trafficked areas of the genome that are now relevant for TMB immunotherapy prediction.
Researchers showed, retrospectively, that using a cutoff of 16 circulating DNA mutations they could identify patients who were more likely to respond to immunotherapy.
A Samsung University team found that mutation load measured with the Guardant360 liquid biopsy assay predicted response as well as tissue-based TMB.
The projects, organized by Friends of Cancer Research in the US and the Quality Assurance Initiative Pathology (QuIP) in Germany, are comparing different TMB assays.
The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.
In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.
Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.