Celgene will use Foundation Medicine's sequencing-based cancer genomics test in ongoing trials of its drug candidates, the partners said this week.

The goal is to use the test to enable targeted recruitment of patient populations and to stratify patients based on their mutational profile to identify those most likely to respond to Celgene's drug candidates.

The companies did not disclose which cancer drug candidates they will be studying in the collaboration.

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A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.