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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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.