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A pair of studies indicate the test could aid monitoring of high-risk patients, though concerns voiced by the FDA and others are still to be fully addressed.

Opening next year with funds from the UK's Medical Research Council, the center will have roughly 12 new mass specs for discovery and targeted proteomics.

In the UK it initially will be offered through private clinics on a "self-pay" basis, while in the US it will be sold as a laboratory-developed test through Abcodia's CLIA lab.

The company plans to launch the test, which uses serial CA-125 measurements, in the UK this summer and in the US later this year.

Caprion will use its discovery and targeted mass spec platforms to analyze roughly 400 samples from the UK Collaborative Trial for Ovarian Cancer Screening.

Caprion, Asuragen, and the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology join the consortium launched in 2013 to develop blood-based tests for the early detection of cancers.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – OncoCyte and Abcodia today announced they will collaborate on the development of OncoCyte's gene expression-based diagnostic test for the early detection of breast cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies said this week that it has opened up a 'Customer Experience Centre' in Russia in collaboration with one of its distributors, Khimexpert.

A longitudinal study of the Risk of Ovarian Cancer Algorithm has found that the algorithm in combination with transvaginal ultrasound offers suitable specificity and positive predictive value for it to be used as an ovarian cancer screening test in post-menopausal women.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – UK cancer biomarker firm Abcodia today announced a collaboration with the Austrian Institute of Technology to validate biomarkers for the early detection of lung and colorectal cancers.

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Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies have offered to test families separated at the southern US border, but that raises ethical issues.

CNBC reports that confirming a positive result from 23andMe's BRCA health report can be expensive.

The New York Times reports on a project to develop a tree DNA database to uncover illegal logging.

In PLOS this week: links between gut microbiome and colorectal cancer mutations, targeted sequencing uncovers genetic susceptibilities to epilepsy in Koreans, and more.