CRISPR Detectives: Startups seek to expand access to diagnostics with inexpensive CRISPR-based tests

CRISPR-Cas9 is best known for its powerful ability to make double-stranded breaks in DNA, allowing scientists to delete and edit genes with relative ease....

FoundationOne CDx Approved as Companion Diagnostic to Lynparza in Ovarian Cancer

The FDA has approved an expanded indication for Foundation Medicine’s FoundationOne®CDx, authorizing the test as a companion diagnostic for the AstraZeneca/Merck & Co. co-developed...
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Illumina and the Broad Co-Developing Open-Source Secondary Analysis Software

Leading open-source tools, GATK and DRAGEN, are being combined to create a cutting-edge software suite for methods including small variant (SNV) and large variant...

10x Genomics Graduates from ‘Super Success’ to $100M IPO

10x Genomics has disclosed plans to raise $100 million through an initial public offering, according to a registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities...
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Tongue Key to Early Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis?

A study of the tongue microbiome reveals some types of bacteria can distinguish people with early pancreatic cancer from healthy individuals
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Rady Children’s Launches WGS Pilot Program for Critically Ill Babies

The program will provide access to rapid whole-genome sequencing to help diagnose critically-ill newborns at four hospitals in California
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Genetic Testing for People Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes Could Rule Out Disease

A new study suggests that all young people with newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes should be tested for a genetic mutation that could be...

Betting on Blood: Liquid Biopsy Companies Pursuing both Early- and Late-Stage Cancer Detection

It’s an aspirational goal: develop a simple blood test that can detect cancer cells in an asymptomatic patient, locate the tissue of origin, and...

2020 Vision: Industry Leaders Share Predictions of What May Shape Precision Medicine in the...

As 2020 approaches, it is fair to say that significant—and perhaps surprising—advances will be made in the precision medicine and omics arenas, as there...
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EMBL-EBI Launches Free Genetic Disease Diagnostic Software

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh and the European Bioinformatics Institute at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL-EBI) have introduced a new diagnostic genome-wide...
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