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The firm is validating two biomarkers that it hopes will stratify patients for its investigational drug for pediatric minimally verbal autism.

The firm launched a study this year to validate the new CRC-specific immune-transcriptomic assay, aiming to obtain regulatory approval in Europe.

Qiagen's test is intended to identify advanced bladder cancer patients with alterations in FGFR3 or FGFR2 genes and who are likely to respond to erdafitinib.

The firm's EpiSwitch test for blood-based diagnosis of prostate cancer will be evaluated as part of the ongoing PROSTAGRAM trial.

Onkos Molecular Diagnostics is looking for a US partner to commercialize its 11 miRNA-based mir-THYpe test, which it believes offers advantages over tests on the market.

The kit, which was launched today, leverages real-time RT-PCR technology to detect and quantify hepatitis C virus-specific RNA with genotypes 1 to 6.

The firm's new RT-PCR assay identifies 20 gene fusion between NTRK1/2/3 and other genes, allowing clinicians to potentially detect rare forms of different cancers.

Qiagen and Foundation Medicine will develop tissue- and plasma-based companion tests to identify best responders to the PI3K inhibitor alpelisib

A PCR-based analysis of nearly 700 cases picked up human papillomavirus or human polyomaviruses DNA in a fraction of urothelial bladder carcinoma tumors.

The university's researchers have developed a laboratory test that measures the body's response to infection in the blood, and can distinguish between bacterial and viral meningitis.  

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Gene editing could be an issue competitive sports need to address soon, four researchers from Arizona State University write at Slate.

A genetic alteration appears to increase heart failure risk among people of African descent, according to the Washington Post.

In his look back at the past decade, BuzzFeed News' Peter Aldhous writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing has led to "Facebook for genes."

In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more.