AMP, CAP Release Guidelines for Use of In Silico Approaches for Validating NGS Data Pipelines
Labs should not let in silico data supplant physical specimens in bioinformatic validation and should understand the limitations of such data.
Avida Biomed Developing Hybridization-Based Methylation Sequencing Panels for Cancer Dx
The firm touts a new hybridization probe design, which it says will enable small, focused panels that reduce sequencing costs and assay time.
The method uses nanopore sequencing to analyze short cell-free DNA fragments from blood, providing results in as little as six hours.
Researchers at Harvard, Peking University, and Yikon Genomics suggested that their noninvasive test is more specific than the prevailing biopsy-based method.
Though the test is already commercially available, the firm met with the FDA last year to discuss plans for a randomized controlled trial to support regulatory approval.