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Three vendors applied their variant calling and interpretation pipelines to the same tumor NGS panel data and came up with overlapping but different results.

The company said it will seek FDA approval for the assay, an expanded version of FoundationACT, as a CDx for targeted therapies and as a tumor mutation profiling assay.

St. Jude Cloud, powered by DNAnexus and Microsoft, offers free access to thousands of WGS records plus cloud-based visualization and computational tools.

The lawsuits allege the company made false and/or misleading statement and/or failed to disclose information that was pertinent to investors.

The third set of papers out this week from The Cancer Genome Atlas touches on ways to cluster tumors, oncogenic processes that contribute to oncogenesis, and more.

The firm is in the midst of evaluating its strategic options and has hired Raymond James to assist in the process, which could include the sale of the firm, it said.

Farsight Genome Systems is touting the rapid scalability of its analytic pipeline as it seeks to make its technology "future-proof" for clinical genomics labs.

Chugai, a member of the Roche Group, has already filed for regulatory approval of FoundationOne CDx with Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare.

The companies also agreed to establish a working group to explore the development of standard formulas and definitions for the validation of genomic profiling assays.

The company plans to grow its business based on the FDA approval and preliminary national coverage determination for its FoundationOne CDx test last year. 

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.