In Brief This Week: NanoString; Genedata, Leco; Transgenomic; BioTime; Waters; ACMG, NBSTRN | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – NanoString Technologies has obtained the CE Mark for its PAM50-based gene expression test for breast cancer, clearing the firm to sell the test in the European Union and other countries that recognize the CE Mark. The test provides a subtype classification based on the fundamental biology of an individual's breast tumor and a prognostic score that predicts the probability of cancer recurrence over 10 years in post-menopausal women with hormone receptor-positive, early-stage breast cancer who have been treated with hormonal therapy.

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In PNAS this week: chromosome instability in S. cerevisiae, structural differences and sequence divergence in rice, and more.

The San Diego Union-Tribune takes a look at the work to be done in personalized medicine.

An op-ed in the Wall Street Journal calls for the establishment of a patent court staffed by judges and experts with science backgrounds.

In PLOS this week: variants that affect COPD biomarkers, high genetic diversity of Cryptococcus gattii in Brazil, and more.