gene expression-based diagnostic

The firm's recent funding round will support its CLIA-certified laboratory that opened last year and the launch of its first RNA-based diagnostic test.

The firm will sell 855,000 shares of its common stock to three investors. It will also sell warrants to the same investors.

Agendia, which makes the MammaPrint test, called the report "disappointing" but thinks it still has a shot at landing wider reimbursement in Germany.

The team identified gene expression patterns that can determine how severe a patient's systemic sclerosis is and if treatment has been effective. 

Grade 3 breast tumors generally have worse prognoses, but SEER data showed that Oncotype DX can identify a large proportion of patients who do well without chemo.

The evaluation presented at SABCS last week highlighted the importance of considering node-positive and -negative patients, and incorporating clinical information with molecular tests. 

The firms have eliminated several terms of their original deal and have cross-licensed IP to allow Med BioGene to license Gene FX Lung to other firms. 

Lebanon-based Cryogene and its subsidiary will distribute the gene expression-based test for breast cancer recurrence in the region.

Agendia is launching a patient access program to position MammaPrint in clinics, while other test makers are taking a wait-and-see approach.

The molecular analysis firm saw instrument sales rise 62 percent, and announced plans for a new digital spatial profiling instrument.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.