This article has been updated from a version posted Feb. 22 to include comments from an OGT executive.

Oxford Gene Technology has obtained an exclusive license to 12 "highly promising" colorectal cancer tissue biomarkers, the British array firm said this week.

The deal with Inven2, the technology transfer office at Oslo University Hospital and the University of Oslo, enables OGT to commercialize "any resulting test" developed using the markers as well as to sublicense the markers to other parties.

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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.

Representative Lamar Smith's criticism of the National Science Foundation has "changed the nature of the conversation," according to ScienceInsider.

In PLOS this week: non-coding RNA function in yeast, transcriptomic profiles of malaria parasites, and more.

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