NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cantor Fitzgerald on Monday initiated coverage of molecular diagnostics firm Trovagene with a Buy rating and a $10 price target on the company's stock.

In a research report, analyst Sung Ji Nam said that the San Diego-based firm's technology platform is capable of analyzing systemic cell-free DNA and RNA isolated from urine and could be used as a non-invasive diagnostic with applications across multiple disease areas and health conditions, including cancer, infectious diseases, transplant medicine, and prenatal diagnostics.

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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.

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