Monica Heger tracks trends in next-generation sequencing for research and clinical applications for GenomeWeb.
The national project has developed infrastructure for implementing genomics into clinical care and is now studying clinical utility and cost effectiveness.
The UCSF spinout aims to develop noninvasive tests to detect kidney injury for the transplantation field and to diagnose and monitor chronic disease.
A Personalized Medicine Coalition-funded study has found that NGS-based testing is moderately cost effective but that access to targeted treatments remains a hurdle.
During an NIH meeting, researchers from four newborn sequencing research projects discussed results of their studies and future implications.
Stakeholders discussed last year's decision by Palmetto to deny coverage for large respiratory panels and discussed the way forward for test developers and labs.
The team is now conducting additional studies of mNGS in plasma, as well as looking to reduce turnaround time by running the test on a nanopore sequencer.
Take2 Health plans to launch an nasopharyngeal carcinoma early detection test in the next several months in Hong Kong and southern China.
The company plans to present early data this year from its collaboration with Johnson & Johnson to develop a nasal swab-based lung cancer genomic classifier.
The test will run on Oxford Nanopore's MinIon and will be used as a reflex test when the standard PCR test does not give a clear answer.
In a retrospective analysis, UK researchers found that long-read sequencing of HLA genes in stem cell transplantation donors and recipients led to better outcomes.