SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb) – Foundation Medicine said today that it will have a laboratory compliant with the US Food and Drug Administration's quality system regulation up and running this year as it prepares for increased FDA oversight of laboratory-developed tests.

During a presentation at the JP Morgan conference held here, Foundation Medicine CEO Michael Pellini discussed the company's work with regulators and a recently launched second iteration of its physician portal, Interactive Cancer Explorer 2.

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

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.