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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

OncoCyte to Buy Early Lung Cancer Testing Company Razor Genomics

OncoCyte said today it plans to acquire Razor Genomics for at least $11 million, in a deal designed to bolster the buyer’s early-stage lung...
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Seven Bridges Expands into Serbia

Seven Bridges, a biomedical software and data analytics company, plans to expand operations into Novi Sad, Serbia, to meet growing demand for its products and services.
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The Punctuated Equilibrium of Pancreatic Cancer

The new findings from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research provide important insights into how pancreatic cancer develops and spreads.
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Gene for Hallmark Protein Aggregates of Lou Gehrig’s Disease Uncovered

A key gene has been uncovered behind the formation of neuron-damaging protein aggregates that cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurological diseases. The...

AMP Position Statement Offers Laboratories ‘Best Practices’ for PGx Testing

The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) today published a position statement for pharmacogenomic testing that spells out “best practices” criteria for laboratories to follow. The...
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Researchers Identify Familial Pancreatic Cancer Gene

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have sequenced the genomes of a family in which multiple members had pancreatic cancer and found a mutation in a gene linked to the RAS signaling pathway that controls cell growth and death. Researchers argue that the into how RABL3 impacts the signaling pathway could lead to novel targeted therapy.
Epic Sciences said today its liquid biopsy blood test showed in a study that it can help physicians select prostate cancer patients who are likely to benefit from a Pfizer prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-targeted therapy candidate known as BIND-014 before the start of treatment. [Source: © Alex Tihonov/Fotolia]

LAM Gets FDA Breakthrough Designation for Liver Cancer Liquid Biopsy

Bringing it closer to one of the world’s fastest-growing diagnostic market places, the Laboratory for Advanced Medicine (LAM)’s blood-based liver cancer test has been...

Exact Sciences to Expand Cancer Dx Menu via $2.8B Genomic Health Acquisition

Exact Sciences said today it has agreed to acquire Genomic Health for $2.8 billion in cash and stock, in a deal intended to create...

Repare Therapeutics Nets $82.5 Million in Series B Financing

Reaching more than $140 million in total to date, Repare Therapeutics completed an $82.5 Series B financing with the aim of pushing two of...

Infant, Child, Adult Obesity Influenced by Different Genetic Factors

Body mass index (BMI) in infants, children, and adults is influenced by different genetic factors that change as we age, according to the results...
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MIT, The Broad Release Data on 8,000 Human Microbial Strains

The human digestive tract is home to thousands of different strains of bacteria. Many of these are beneficial, while others contribute to health problems...
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ACMG Taps Maxmilian Muenke as New CEO

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) announces that Maximilian Muenke, MD, FACMG will become its new CEO, following a thorough national...

10x Genomics More than Doubles Size of Planned IPO

10x Genomics disclosed today that it is more than doubling—and potentially tripling—the size of its planned $100 million initial public offering it disclosed last...
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