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Illumina Prevails Against Ariosa in UK Patent Infringement Case

Illumina said it has won a decision in a U.K. patent court which sided with the company in ruling that one of its patents...
Diagnostic firms are working to create new tests that can detect rheumatoid arthritis earlier and also provide risk assessment profiles of patients that are more or less likely to suffer permanent physical damage as a result of the disease. [©Puwadol Jaturawutthichai/Shutterstock]

New Targets Identified For Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers part of a public-private partnership have identified new targets for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. That’s according to...
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20 Molecular Diagnostics Companies to Watch

Up-and-Coming Diagnostic Test Developers Emerge as Consolidation Thins the Field.
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10 Countries in 100K Genome Club

These ten governments have committed funding for projects that will sequence a minimum of 100,000 citizens to spur genomic medicine
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Foundation Medicine CEO Cindy Perettie’s Top ASCO 2019 Takeaways

By Cindy Perettie, CEO, Foundation Medicine The way ASCO started for me this year set the scene for what was an inspiring and fascinating weekend....

CRISPR Pioneers Partner with GSK to Launch Laboratory for Genomics Research

Gene-editing pioneers based at the University of California (UC) are partnering with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to establish a new laboratory that will explore how gene...
The American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU) has issued a position statement encouraging the use of tissue-based molecular testing and/or germline testing for three groups of prostate cancer patients. [Ji-Xin Cheng

Clinical Urologists Group Supports Genomic Testing for Prostate Cancer

AACU statement encourages use of tissue-based molecular testing and/or germline testing for three groups of prostate cancer patients
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Gut Microbe Dampens Parkinson’s Treatment

For some time, gut microbes have been thought to metabolize and lessen the efficacy of levodopa, the primary drug treatment for Parkinson’s disease, but...

PerkinElmer, Helix Partner to Launch Genetic Screening Test

The DNA test available to healthy individuals analyzes all 59 medically actionable genes identified by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics.
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Sensory Nanoparticles Could Enable Early Disease Detection

The discovery that blood biomolecules form distinctive corona profiles around nanoparticles could lead to early detection tests for cancer, and possibly other diseases as...
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