By assessing the microRNAs floating in a person's blood, startup Miroculus aims to aid in the early diagnosis of cancer, Wired reports.

Fay Christodoulou and her colleagues formed Miroculus after meeting at the Silicon Valley incubator Singularity University to make a low-cost, open-source diagnostic they called Miriam. Their goal is for untrained workers in clinics around the world to be able to use Miriam to screen for cancer.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more