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Next-Generation Sequencing

The latest news on next-generation sequencing.

SelectHealth's physicians will be able to use Interpace's ThyGeNext and ThyraMir assays to test questionable thyroid nodules for thyroid cancer.

The group will start a pilot study at Columbia University next week to sequence genes from 600 Parkinson's disease patients before expanding to a larger cohort.

Fulgent will use its Parkinson's disease NGS panel to target seven genes linked to the condition and generate curated reports for doctors and researchers.

Practical, technological, and systemic challenges are putting pathologists in tough positions, facing competing demands for molecular analysis of limited biological samples.

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. 

Last month, the Cyprus-based genetic diagnostics company launched a number of hereditary cancer and somatic tumor sequencing panels, its first tests for oncology.

Under the agreement, Biodesix will use the Thermo Fisher Ion Torrent Oncomine Pan-Cancer Cell-Free Assay to generate data to apply for FDA premarket approval.

The project, called Seq&Treat, will be implemented in Brazil, China, Georgia, India, and South Africa starting in October.

The British team believes its classifier can identify men who will need treatment within five years,  minimizing the need of repeated checkups for low-risk patients.

The FDA approved FoundationOne CDx as a companion diagnostic for olaparib for first-line maintenance therapy in BRCA-mutated advanced ovarian cancer.

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