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The company had been working to expand its retrospective data over the last year and half and is now readying to move forward with prospective studies.

The company intends to develop its fragmentomic approach for early cancer detection both in individual tumor types and for multi-cancer screening.

Backed by large public companies and growing prospective data, the first molecular blood tests to screen for multiple cancers are approaching commercialization.

The companies said Tuesday that they are pursuing a clinical trial utilizing their respective liquid biopsy assays on clinical samples from lung cancer patients.

The researchers developed a tissue map of the DNA 5hmC modification, finding a potential role for it in tissue-specific development.

Bluestar hopes to launch a pan-cancer, DNA methylation-based liquid biopsy assay as a laboratory-developed test out of an envisioned CLIA-certified lab in San Diego. 

Qiagen can now sell Phase's proprietary proximity-ligation technology for chromatin conformational analysis research in the US.

Researchers linked chromatin interactions, super-interactive promoters, and other regulatory features to specific cell types in the developing brain cortex.

In Science this week: analysis of mole genome sheds light on development of ovotestes.

Investigators identified disease-associated histone modifications in the brain that appeared to influence transcription- and chromatin-related processes.

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The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.

According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic.

The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.

In Science this week: single-cell lineage tracing technique applied to study lung cancer metastasis, and more.