ACMG Launches Evidence-Based Guidelines for Genetic, Genomic Testing

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) said today it will establish a program designed to develop new evidence-based guidelines in medical...
Owlstone Medical will partner with Renji Hospital in Shanghai to conduct a clinical trial assessing the company's Breath Biopsy diagnostic breathalyzer platform in early detection of lung cancer

Owlstone Medical, Thermo Fisher Forge Breath Biopsy Technology Collaboration

The collaboration will integrate Thermo Fisher’s Orbitrap gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) instrumentation into Owlstone’s breath biopsy platform to conduct metabolomics studies for unique biomarkers.

PredictImmune Partners with Foundation on Study to Validate IBD Test

The test stratifies patients based on their risk of subsequently experiencing a severe disease course, which is characterized by the requirement for multiple escalations in treatment due to frequently relapsing or chronically active disease.

Treading with Caution: PGx Test Developers Pursue Dialogue as FDA Maintains Enforcement Stance

Developers of pharmacogenetic tests cheered in August when United Healthcare (UHC) concluded in a policy statement effective October 1, that “the use of pharmacogenetic...
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20 Molecular Diagnostics Companies to Watch

Up-and-Coming Diagnostic Test Developers Emerge as Consolidation Thins the Field.

Myriad Shares Tumble 40%+, as Company Lowers Guidance Following Revenue Shortfall

Company blames revenue dip on this year’s change in Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes covering hereditary cancer testing for two genes.
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UnitedHealthcare To Cover Genetic Testing for Precision Medicine in Depression, Anxiety

The nation’s largest private health insurer, UnitedHealthcare, announced August 1 that it will cover testing that will allow physicians to match their patients to...
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UVM Health Taps LunaPBC, Invitae on Genomic Testing Pilot Project

The pilot project will provide information for 147 genes that are well-established indicators of increased risk for certain diseases for which clinical treatment guidelines are established.
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Sunlight Exposure Boosts Good Gut Bacteria, Vitamin D Levels

The research is the first to show that skin exposure to UVB light alters the gut microbiome, which could provide new insights into approaches to manage and improve intestinal health.
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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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