The firms will partner on studies needed to support and secure US regulatory approval for the Elio tissue complete assay.
PGDx and KingMed plan to provide tumor mutational burden testing to pharmaceutical companies for clinical trials in China and Hong Kong.
The study authors cautioned that immunological signatures cannot be predicted from tumor mutational burden or microenvironment analysis of a single biopsy alone.
Researchers used an integrated analysis to find regulatory and transcriptional networks coinciding with specific DNA mutation subtypes in AML.
The study looked at chromatin accessibility in 410 TCGA tumors in the context of broader genomic features to explore functional effects of regulatory features.
By profiling the mutation patterns in secondary GBM cases, researchers found recurrent MET alterations and attempted to target it with a MET kinase inhibitor.
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.
With sequence data for more than 118,000 tumors profiled at Foundation Medicine, investigators tracked PDL1 amplification prevalence and possible treatment implications.
At a meeting this week, researchers and others discussed the regulatory oversight needed for germline genome editing.
The US Food and Drug Administration has asked questions about Myriad Genetics' GeneSight test, according to Bloomberg.
Researchers report that neutrophil extracellular traps appear to binds gallstones together, according to New Scientist.
In Science this week: approach to infer genotype-by-environment interaction from genetic variants associated with phenotypic variability, and more.