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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Blood-based cancer detection firm Thrive Earlier Detection announced its launch today, supported by a $110 million financing round.

The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based firm plans to commercialize a circulating tumor DNA and protein testing method initially developed at Johns Hopkins University and currently being validated in a 10,000-person trial with Pennsylvania's Gesinger Health system.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.