Next-Generation Sequencing The latest news on next-generation sequencing. Molecular Profiling in Pediatric Cancer Trials Continues to Prove Valuable for Treatment Matching Premium The GAIN/iCat2 study and the Pediatric MATCH trial showed that molecular data has a significant impact on treatment recommendations for kids with cancer. Hummingbird Bioscience, Novogene Partner to ID Cancer Patients With NRG1 Fusions in China Novogene will use next-generation sequencing to identify solid tumor patients eligible to enroll in clinical trials of Hummingbird's anti-HER3 agent, HMBD-001. ASCO Studies Highlight Systemic, Racial Inequities in Lung Cancer Biomarker Testing Premium Researchers used real-world data to identify low NGS testing rates, particularly among Black patients, suggesting many aren't getting precision medical treatment. Lucence Presents New Data on Liquid Biopsy for Late-Stage Cancer Monitoring, Treatment Guidance Premium The firm shared validation data at ASCO on its LiquidHallmark assay to help guide detection and treatment decisions for late-stage cancers. Global Subway Metagenomics Study Reveals Cities' Microbial Fingerprints The study found more than 10,000 viruses and hundreds of bacteria not present in any reference database, along with other novel genomic features. May 28, 2021 FDA Approves Amgen's Lumakras for NSCLC Alongside Companion Tests From Guardant Health, Qiagen May 28, 2021 New Oxford Nanopore Sequencing Chemistry Reaches 99 Percent Accuracy for Many Reads Premium May 28, 2021 Postponed CMS Proposal Would Remove Unspecified Cancer Dx Codes, Impacting Test Access Premium May 27, 2021 Singular Genomics Systems Raises $258M in Upsized IPO May 27, 2021 GenapSys Raises $70M in Series D Financing May 25, 2021 Veterinary Startup PetDx Bets on Liquid Biopsy for Annual Cancer Screening in Dogs Premium May 25, 2021 Advanced Biological Laboratories SARS-CoV-2 Genotyping Test Receives CE Mark May 24, 2021 Illumina, Microba Life Sciences Partner on Human Gut Microbiome Research May 21, 2021 FDA Approves Janssen's Rybrevant, Guardant360 CDx for EGFR Exon 20-Mutated NSCLC May 20, 2021 Quantgene Attempts to Woo Consumers With Liquid Biopsy Cancer Risk Assessment Service Premium May 19, 2021 Colorectal Cancer Relapse Can Be Predicted by ctDNA Clearance, Study Shows May 18, 2021 Sutter Health Exploring In-House ctDNA Testing in Effort to Expand Precision Oncology Access Premium May 12, 2021 Sequencing Startup Singular Genomics Files for $100M IPO May 7, 2021 NeoGenomics Expects Inivata Buy to Help it Penetrate MRD Monitoring Market Premium May 4, 2021 Verogen, Eurofins Partner to Implement NGS-Based Forensics Apr 28, 2021 Illumina Touts Participation in Global Pathogen, Population Sequencing Initiatives Premium Apr 27, 2021 CARB-X Awards GenomeKey Up to $9.5M to Develop Rapid Diagnostic Test for Sepsis Apr 22, 2021 Illumina, Kartos Therapeutics Partner to Develop TP53 Companion Diagnostic Apr 20, 2021 Nanopore Sequencing Firm Armonica Technologies Progresses Towards Single-Base Detection Premium Apr 20, 2021 European Union to Review Illumina's Planned Grail Acquisition Under New Guidance Load More Breaking News Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.