Quest Diagnostics has published a validation study of its laboratory-developed HIV tropism test that uses a combination of Sanger sequencing and next-generation sequencing on Roche's 454 GS Junior platform.

Quest began offering the test this summer for patients with HIV to determine whether they are eligible to receive the drug maroviroc, marketed by Pfizer as Selzentry.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.

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