NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers reported in the New England Journal of Medicine this week that, in a clinical study, a DNA-based colorectal cancer screening test was better able to detect instances of cancer than a standard immunochemical test.

The test, Exact Sciences' Cologuard, examines DNA methylation markers, mutation markers, and more in combination with hemoglobin levels in patients' stool samples to determine the presence of colorectal cancer.

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Harold Varmus, the director of the National Cancer Institute, has announced that he is stepping down after nearly five years.

In Nature this week: omic analysis of permafrost microbes, hookworm genome, and more.

Biologists turn to environmental DNA sampling to determine whether elusive or invasive species are shedding DNA in a given area.

Rob Knight writes at Scientific American that microbiome studies are about to break out of the laboratory.