CAR therapies Avalon GloboCare, Lu Daopei Hematology Institute Partner to Develop Cell Therapy CDx The deal, which is subject to negotiation, will help Avalon create diagnostics for personalizing its current and future cell immunotherapy programs. New Epigenomic Biomarker Could Predict CAR T-Cell Therapy Resistance in Advanced Childhood Leukemia Premium At AACR, researchers described how pediatric ALL patients who don't respond to anti-CD19 CAR T-cell therapy have cancers with a unique, stem cell-like epigenome. A2 Biotherapeutics Enrolling Patients in Clinical Study of New CAR-T Therapy Using Tempus NGS Panel Premium The Tmod CAR-T platform uses tumor- and non-tumor-specific elements to spare normal cells while killing tumor cells without sacrificing cytotoxic potency. Sequencing-Based MRD Detection in Bone Marrow May Predict ALL Relapse After CAR T-Cell Therapy Researchers looked at relapse-related markers over time in pediatric and young adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients after CAR T-cell treatment. NanoString Technologies, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Partner on Cell Therapy Project The partners will use NanoString's nCounter and CAR-T Characterization Panel to ID molecular features that make CAR T-cell therapies more effective. Feb 25, 2021 CareDx Expanding Diagnostic Tech Into Cell Transplant Monitoring Premium Oct 13, 2020 Twist Bioscience, Neogene Therapeutics Partner to Develop Personalized CAR T Cells, TCR Therapies Breaking News People in the News at Genomill, Oxford Nanopore, Myriad Genetics, More Single-Cell Analysis of Colorectal Cancer Uncovers Two Epithelial-Cell Based Subtypes New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, Beckman Coulter, Oncologica, More In Brief This Week: Pacific Biosciences, Invitae, Grail, Mainz Biomed, Molzym, More GenomeWeb Top 40 Down 5 Percent in June, Tracking Broader Market Decline The Scan Pig Organ Transplants Considered The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans. 'Poo-Bank' Proposal Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases. Spurred to Develop Again New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing. Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.