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New Products: BioTheranostics' BioT3 Cancer Test; Natera's Expanded Panorama

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BioTheranostics has launched its BioT3 Metastatic Cancer Solution, a suite of genomics-based tests for metastatic cancer. The tests include CancerType ID for molecular classification of tumors; CancerTarget ID to identify actionable biomarkers associated with on-label targeted therapies; and CancerTreatment ID, which uses next-gen sequencing along with immunohistochemistry and fluorescent in situ hybridization to analyze around 50 cancer-related genes.


Natera has expanded its prenatal fetal aneuploidy test, Panorama, to include screening for five microdeletion syndromes. The expanded test will be available on March 1. DiGeorge syndrome, or 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, will be added as a standard option along with trisomies 21, 18, and 13; triploidy 13; and sex chromosome aneuploidies. Customers will also have the option to add screening for 1p36 deletion, Angelman, Cri-du-chat, and Prader-Willi syndromes.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.