NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Epic Sciences today said that it has received a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research award from the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health to develop a lung cancer assay.

The test would identify and characterize circulating tumor cells in lung cancer patients.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

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