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In the wake of its $1.6 billion acquisition of Digene, Qiagen CEO Peer Schatz said this week that the firm is working on a next-generation human papillomavirus molecular test to complement the one it already sells as well as an HPV test developed specifically for emerging markets.
 

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.