Celera Diagnostics’ head of discovery research talks about FDA leading the charge, the need for biomarker validation, and why the conversation should be about targeted — but not personalized — medicine.

As vice president of discovery research at Celera Diagnostics, John Sninsky has a bird’s eye view of how biomarker-based molecular diagnostics are faring in these early days. GT’s Jeanene Swanson caught up with Sninsky for a chat about biomarker validation, getting diagnostics through FDA and to physicians, and more.

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Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.