As part of the CORRECT trial, researchers compared analyses of liquid and tissue biopsies, finding support for using circulating DNA to follow tumor progression.
A proof-of-principle study suggests blood and saliva may contain markers for finding and following head and neck squamous cell carcinomas.
The group found that a combination of algorithms performs better than any one single algorithm.
Dutch and US researchers have conducted a genome-wide analysis of de novo mutations in humans and developed a genome-wide mutation rate map.
By Ben Butkus
Life Technologies this week announced the expansion of its TaqMan Mutation Detection Assays based on competitive allele-specific TaqMan, or Cast, PCR technology.
Transgenomic and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have initiated a collaboration to evaluate Transgenomic's mutation detection technology in cancer patients, Transgenomic said this week.
This article has been updated from a previous version to correct a numerical error.
By Ben Butkus
The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.
Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.
Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.