SAN DIEGO — Danish microRNA firm Exiqon this week detailed its plans to enter the molecular diagnostics market by the end of the year with a microRNA-screening assay for colorectal cancer recurrence.
 
The move comes a week after the company changed the name of its clinical laboratory diagnostics subsidiary from Oncotech to Exiqon Diagnostics.
 

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Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.