NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – WaferGen Biosystems today announced a partnership with Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network to develop next-generation sequencing-based clinical tests.

According to MPLN VP of Genomic Solutions Jamie Platt, the first product to be commercialized from the deal will be a solid tumor panel to complement the lab's Pathology Partners Program and support MPLN's expanding molecular oncology services menu.

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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.