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Concerto HealthAI Enters Precision Oncology Collaboration with Pfizer

Concerto HealthAI announced today the company entered a precision oncology collaboration with Pfizer using Concerto HealthAI’s eurekaHealth platform, artificial intelligence (AI) models and data...
Illumina will partner with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care to offer non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) to women with average-risk pregnancies based on next-generation sequencing. [© zentilia/Fotolia]

Flexible and Scalable NIPT

The IONA Nx uses a new fetal fraction enrichment step with the Yourgene QS250 instrument, which enriches fetal fraction by two-fold, reducing the need for as much sequencing—making it a more cost effective NIPT workflow.
Light micrograph of metastases in breast tissue

Fatty Acid Found in Palm Oil Can Promote Cancer Metastasis

In a mouse model of human mouth and skin cancer, researchers from Spain found that dietary consumption of palmitic acid, but not oleic acid or linoleic acid, seemed to promote metastatic tumor growth.
Epic Sciences has added simultaneous microsatellite instability and chromosomal instability analyses to its cancer immunotherapy NGS workflowfor clinical research of cancer immunotherapies. [Source: Rita Elena Serda

Epic Sciences Adds Analyses to Enhance Patient Selection for Cancer Immunotherapies

Epic Sciences adds simultaneous microsatellite instability and chromosomal instability analyses to its cancer immunotherapy NGS workflow

Third “Short Sleep” Gene Discovered Prevents Memory Deficits

Although it is recommended for most people to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep, there are some people who can sleep for just...

Novavax Eyes Q3 FDA Filing for its COVID-19 Vaccine

Upon regulatory approvals, Novavax said, it is on course to reach manufacturing capacity of 100 million doses per month by the end of the third quarter and 150 million doses per month by the end of the fourth quarter.
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Montreal Institute and AstraZeneca Work on Heart and Diabetes Genetic Screens

The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) agreed to collaborate with AstraZeneca to search the genomes of up to 80,000 patients for genes associated with cardiovascular...
A study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine has concluded that progesterone receptor (PR) levels are an important predictor of whether women with endometriosis will respond to first-line

Biomarkers Predict Responsiveness to First-Line Treatment for Endometriosis

Progesterone receptor status in endometriotic lesions may offer a targeted approach to treating endometriosis, Yale researchers conclude
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Pfizer, BioNTech Swap Lead Candidate, Launch Phase II/III COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

The companies opted to advance BNT162b2, saying that preliminary Phase I/II data from nearly 120 patients showed a more favorable overall tolerability profile than BNT162b1, with no serious adverse events and generally mild to moderate and transient systemic events.
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TCGA Pan Cancer Initiative Seeks More Precise Molecular Profiles of Cancer Subtypes

Building on the work of The Cancer Genome Atlas, the Pan Cancer Initiative seeks to move beyond identifying cancer by organ of origin