With sequence data for more than 118,000 tumors profiled at Foundation Medicine, investigators tracked PDL1 amplification prevalence and possible treatment implications.
The blood-based test could eventually become a rapid point-of-care diagnostic in the ICU, with startup Microbiome as a commercial vehicle.
In Science this week: CRISPR-based approach to diagnose disease, new whole-genome amplification approach, and more.
The firm's technology, called genotyping by random amplicon sequencing, or GRAS, should improve the efficiency of identifying and selecting markers for crop improvement.
Including the current financing round, the company has raised a total of nearly $2.4 million.
The research team used selective amplification to sequence whole genomes of the parasites, revealing new information about how they evolved to infect human hosts.
The scientists believe they have created a more accurate way to detect mutations that often lead to hereditary colorectal cancer.
The partnership is the latest in a string of international distribution announcements for Sygnis' primer-free whole genome amplification technology.
The researchers also showed that the method provides greater and more even coverage and less bias in GC rich regions compared to PCR-based sequencing.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared for marketing Quidel's AmpliVue GAS Assay for detection of Group A Streptococcus from throat swabs in patients with symptoms of pharyngitis, the company announced today.
The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.
Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.
CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.
In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.