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LabCorp has launched HCV GenoSure NS3/4A, a Sanger sequencing-based assay that reports mutations to NS3 and NS4A that are associated with resistance to boceprevir, telaprevir, and HCV protease inhibitors.

The assay was developed at Monogram Biosciences, and will be the first in a series of HCV drug resistance assays, according to the company. The test is available for clinical and commercial use.

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Y Chromosome Study Reveals Details on Timing of Human Settlement in Americas

A Y chromosome-based analysis suggests South America may have first been settled more than 18,000 years ago, according to a new PLOS One study.

New Insights Into TP53-Driven Cancer

Researchers examine in Nature how TP53 mutations arise and spark tumor development.

Mapping Single-Cell Genomic, Transcriptomic Landscapes of Colorectal Cancer

In Genome Medicine, researchers present a map of single-cell genomic and transcriptomic landscapes of primary and metastatic colorectal cancer.

Expanded Genetic Testing Uncovers Hereditary Cancer Risk in Significant Subset of Cancer Patients

In Genome Medicine, researchers found pathogenic or likely pathogenic hereditary cancer risk variants in close to 17 percent of the 17,523 patients profiled with expanded germline genetic testing.