DioGenix plans to use $1.5 million it raised last month in series B financing to support a multi-center prospective clinical trial of its targeted B-cell sequencing test for early diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

DioGenix recently completed a mostly retrospective study of its cerebrospinal fluid targeted sequencing approach, which showed that the test performed with double the specificity and about the same sensitivity as current methods for testing CSF such as oligoclonal banding.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.