The partners will combine genome editing approaches with Watson's computational and machine learning methods to study drug-resistance in tumors.
The company reported $29.4 million in revenues for the quarter and a net loss of $31.3 million, while the number of clinical tests increased to 11,627.
Under the agreement, researchers can use Foundation Medicine's assays to select patients eligible for Sarah Cannon Research Institute's clinical studies.
Expression profiles of 1,900 B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia cases point to the presence of a subtype marked by rearrangements in transcription factor DUX4.
Additions to the company's portfolio in the last two years provide a broader footing for clinical NGS analysis and reporting workflows.
Researchers participating in ORIEN's Avatar program can use the platform to manage, share, integrate, and analyze molecular data from consenting patients.
HudsonAlpha researchers are expected to sequence 20,000 patient tumor and non-tumor samples for ORIEN's Avatar initiative by 2019.
The company recently released an RUO RNA extraction kit, and plans to launch a liquid biopsy pan-cancer test and disease-specific NGS panels later this year.
Backed by $12 million from a recent Series A financing and a strategic partnership with Thermo Fisher Scientific, the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based firm plans to sequence the tumors of 100,000 advanced cancer patients over three years.
The company reported 8,985 clinical tests in the first quarter, a 14 percent year-over-year increase.
Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.
A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.
Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.
In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.