NEW YORK, Oct. 9 - Molecular Staging has won a Small Business Innovative
Research grant to help it develop its Rolling Circle amplification technology as a test for the human Papillomavirus, the company said on Tuesday.

Molecular Staging plans to use the grant to analyze individual cervical cells for the presence of viral DNA. According to Molecular Staging, analyzing individual cells “could distinguish between transient benign infections and cells that are progressing to cancer.”

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Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.

The New York Times writes that the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is "ambitious" and that some are concerned it might be overly so.

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