Foundation Medicine has launched FoundationOne, its targeted sequencing-based cancer test, which screens for mutations in 200 cancer-related genes. The test is offered out of the company's CLIA certified laboratory on the Illumina HiSeq 2000 with a turnaround time of 21 days. The test must be ordered by a physician and is used to match genomic alterations with a targeted therapy or clinical trial.

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360Dx reports that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would cover next-generation sequencing-based cancer panel tests.

The Washington Post reports that a meteorologist is being considered as presidential science and technology advisor.

In PNAS this week: precision medicine strategy to screen for disease risk, genome evolution in Haemophilus influenzae, and more.

Researchers have developed a PCR-based assay to gauge whether manatees are present in waters.

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In this webinar, the first in the “New Frontiers in Liquid Biopsy Research” series, Bea Bellosillo, head of pathology at the Hospital del Mar, will discuss her experience evaluating an early-access lung cancer panel that detects copy number variants and fusions.