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Noncoding RNA Drug Target for Colon Cancer Discovered

Researchers find that a specific long noncoding RNA implicated in colon tumor growth could be a novel target for drug development efforts
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Changes in Gut Microbiome from Ketogenic Diet Protect against Epileptic Seizures

The low-carbohydrate, high-fat ketogenic diet allows two specific bacteria that are known to protect against epileptic seizures to flourish

Abbott Launching ID NOW COVID-19 Tests, Offering Positive Results in Five Minutes

Company expects to deliver 50,000 tests per day of the rapid, instrument-based, isothermal system designed for qualitative detection of infectious diseases.
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Single-Cell Analysis Reveals New Medulloblastoma Subtype

Researchers using single-cell analysis have gained new insight into the most common type of childhood brain cancer. The team has pinpointed where in the...

Genomind Restores Drug Information to PGx Reports, But Only for Physicians

Genomind said it has resumed including information about medications in its reports on pharmacogenomic tests, a month after removing it—but only in versions of...
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Greenwood Genetic Center Advances Genetic & Genomic Technologies

In October, the South Carolina-based Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) launched a whole exome sequencing (WES) program. The technique, carried out via next-generation sequencing, is...
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Thermo Fisher Consortium Aims to Drive NGS in Immunotherapy Research

The Immuno-Oncology Consortium is intended to promote adoption of NGS panels to identify predictive and prognostic biomarkers
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Myriad to Use BRACAnalysis CDx as Companion Diagnostic for Clovis’ Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Collaboration is intended to fulfill a post-approval regulatory commitment by Clovis to the FDA for Rubraca (rucaparib).
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Flu Genome Study May Help Efforts to Detect Potential Pandemic

Similarity between two virus strains could predict their ability to mix genetic material to make a hybrid virus with pandemic potential
Advocacy groups have alleged that the FDA lacks statutory authority to regulate LDTs

Snapshot: LDT Labs Prepare for the Eventuality of FDA Oversight

The FDA defines a laboratory developed test (LDT) as a type of in vitro diagnostic device (IVD) intended for clinical use that is designed,...
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