gene expression-based diagnostic

The company is aiming to make its Digital Spatial Profiling technology compatible with NGS and will present customer data from its Hyb & Seq at AGBT. 

Test volume was up 5 percent, but the company's total revenue of $83.8 million was negatively affected by hurricanes in the US, company executives said.

The company believes it can overcome its challenges, and highlighted strong continued interest from pharma despite a disappointing end to its Merck deal.

The company saw total revenues of $27 million and product revenues of $16.9 million, as it had estimated in preliminary earnings report last month.

The partners will test samples from an NSABP biobank on Nanostring's platform and with standard IHC to look for newer biomarkers of cancer immune evasion.

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.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.