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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.

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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.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.