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Interim results from a study in the Netherlands suggest whole-genome sequencing can be done fast enough to uncover treatment targets in metastatic cancer patients.

Under the agreement, Israel’s BiomX will generate metagenomic data for gut microbiome samples from IBD patients using its XMarker biomarker discovery platform. 

The LUNGevity Foundation and 41 stakeholders aim to reduce cancer patients' confusion about in vitro diagnostic testing by implementing two consistent umbrella terms.

The company's adaptive low-resource testing technology requires no instrumentation and limited equipment, making it adaptable to settings without clinical lab infrastructure.

A more accurate, integrated risk model for pancreatic cancer included not only clinical risk factors, but also blood markers and pancreatic cancer loci from genome-wide association studies.

The Smell Test

A woman's ability to smell differences between people with and without Parkinson's disease could someday lead to a tool to detect the condition early, according to NPR.

The multi-omics translational software developer is helping the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation validate its research into biomarkers that can predict complications requiring surgery.

The company announced during its Q4 earnings call that it had acquired Paradigm Diagnostics and Viomics to fill out its expertise in cancer diagnostics.

The new Qlucore Diagnostics software builds on the recently updated Qlucore Omics Explorer platform, initially to help clinicians diagnose and treat leukemia.

The companies are looking to model gene expression signatures to predict treatments for gastric cancer and improve patient stratification methodologies. 

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AstraZeneca has released its coronavirus vaccine trial protocol, according to the New York Times.

According to the Guardian, more than 150 countries have signed on to a global SARS-CoV-2 vaccine plan.

Time magazine looks into how liquid biopsies are changing cancer care.

In PNAS this week: similar muscle protein patterns across hypertrophic cardiomyopathy phenotypes, analysis of gene expression and brain anatomy in major depression, and more.