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Biopharma revenue grew from $14.1 million to $19 million in the quarter while clinical testing revenue declined from $12 million to $9.8 million.

Both organizations plan to contribute their respective areas of expertise to work on two research projects to improve patient treatment options and outcomes.

Under the PIPseq program, Columbia University researchers sequenced the exome, transcriptome, or a gene panel in tumors of 101 high-risk pediatric cancer patients.

A small study has found that two next-generation sequencing tests that examined the same cancers uncovered different genetic alterations.

The company is planning to work with up to 40 sites, with an initial goal of sequencing circulating cell-free DNA from 10,000 people.

Based on the results, the researchers, based in Toronto, have initiated a clinical study in Ontario, called OCTANE, that involves a number of cancer centers in the province.

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.

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A Harvard University professor has been charged with making false claims regarding funds he received from China, the New York Times reports.

Discover magazine reports that animal dissections might dissuade students from science careers, but that a firm has developed synthetic frogs for dissections.

Nature News reports that a US panel is reviewing current guidelines for federally funded gain-of-function viral research.

In PNAS this week: de novo mutation patterns among the Amish, an alternative RNA-seq method, and more.