NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cancer Genetics said today its genomic test for triaging cervical cancer patients has received approval in the US as a lab-developed test under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments regulations.

CGI's FHACT test is designed to enable early detection of cervical cancers caused by human papillomavirus and help physicians make decisions about treating patients.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.