NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The New York State Department of Health has approved BioTheranostics to offer its Breast Cancer Index to residents in the state, the company said today.

The molecular diagnostic test quantifies the risk of recurrence of early stage, estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. According to the San Diego firm, it is the only commercially available biomarker for estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer patients that accurately predicts early and late distant recurrence of the disease while also predicting the benefit from extended endocrine therapy.

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In Science this week: International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium publishes the bread wheat cultivar Chinese Spring reference genome, and more.

At his FDA Law Blog, Jeffrey Gibbs discusses FDA's technical assistance for the draft Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act.

The New York Times reports that genetic testing has uncovered unfaithful penguins at a Utah aquarium.

Cancer researcher loses funding under new Wellcome Trust anti-bullying policies, the Guardian reports.

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