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The company said the revenue decline was expected and related to the timing of R&D projects with biopharmaceutical partners.

More than a third of the first 10,000 patients receiving MSK-IMPACT harbored actionable mutations, and 11 percent of the first 5,000 enrolled in a clinical trial. 

MultiGen said its test identified and confirmed the BRAF p.V600E mutation with a thousandfold increase in sensitivity compared to competing PCR-based and NGS methods.

While molecular testing is now routine in cancer and women's health, for other disease areas, the technology may be overkill, Sundin said. 

Tempus will provide sequencing and analysis for glioblastoma patients in a clinical trial at Duke using engineered poliovirus as a treatment.

The multi-center precision medicine trial has matched approximately 700 patients to 24 treatment arms so far, but some arms appear to be falling short of their recruitment goal.

The combination test will allow clinicians to analyze breast cancer patients for germline hereditary cancer markers at the same time as they search their blood for driver mutations.

In a conference call to discuss the firm's fourth-quarter and full-year earnings, senior management highlighted recent developments and outlined expectations for 2017.

The team found that DNA damage affects a variety of samples and may lead to erroneous low-frequency variant calls unless stringent filtering is applied or the damage is repaired prior to sequencing.

The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network team uncovered new mutations and amplifications in their cohort of primary cervical cancers.

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Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.