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Independent research teams took a look at the mutations, gene fusions, and other alterations that may inform pediatric T-ALL treatment and outcome predictions.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: gene-environment interactions affecting BMI, transposon mutagenesis study of UTI-linked bacteria, and more.

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.

Castle will use the proceeds to accelerate marketing and new product development related to its molecular prognostic tests for patients with underserved cancers.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: RNA-directed DNA methylation in Arabidopsis, TLR5 variants linked to melioidosis survival, and more.

The firm's Cxbladder Monitor test was shown to have a high negative predictive value compared to other commercially available urine diagnostic tests for bladder cancer.

Analyses of T cell therapy-responsive metastatic HPV-positive cervical cancers suggest the immune cells largely respond to tumor rather than viral antigens.

Gencurix aims to achieve US FDA 510(k) clearance for its GenesWell BCT breast cancer prognostic test next year.

Qiagen will commercialize its research-use-only AdnaTest to detect AR-V7 from liquid biopsies to investigate resistance to drugs for advanced prostate cancer.

The list includes "high throughput DNA sequence analyzer," "DNA genetic analyzer," and "mass spectrometer for clinical multiplex test systems." 

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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.