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At the WIN Symposium, a researcher from Sheba Medical Center discussed ongoing efforts to develop a 22-gene signature for predicting brain metastasis in NSCLC.

Startups Elucidata and Auron Therapeutics signed a four-year deal to apply multi-omic data analytics for differentiation-based cancer therapies.

The researchers found that tumors expressing STAG2 as a biomarker are twice as likely to recur and progress toward muscle invasion and metastasis.

The agreement grants MDxHealth the rights to manufacture and market the phosphodiesterase-4D7 biomarker as a prognostic test.

The five-year award will provide funding for researchers to investigate genetic determinants of Barrett's Esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma.

The companies will develop biomarkers of response to Lantern's lead therapy candidates, including a potential liquid biopsy assay for its NSCLC drug Tavocept.

The study, called Panfam-1, will analyze 1,000 individuals at high risk of familial pancreatic cancer over three years using the company's antibody array test.

The partners will evaluate new biomarkers that they both find, and will assess the possibility for a preterm birth prognostic panel.

Caris Life Sciences also found that time-to-next treatment could be a surrogate endpoint for survival.

The researchers were able to differentiate among patients with lung cancer, COPD, and health controls using the biomarkers.

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NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.

In Nature this week: new RNA editing approach called LEAPER, draft assembly of Musa balbisiana banana genome, and more.