BioChain BioChain Threatens Legal Action Against Epigenomics for Contract Termination Epigenomics terminated a licensing contract related to Chinese distribution rights for its Septin9 biomarker and Epi proColon colorectal cancer blood test. Epigenomics, BioChain Ink Lung Cancer Dx Deal in China The deal covers a panel of blood-based DNA methylation biomarkers derived in part from Epigenomics' bronchoalveolar lavage-based Epi proLung BL test. UPDATE: BioChain to Supply FFPE Samples to ArcherDx The samples, which include non-small cell lung cancer samples, will be screened for cancer fusions, copy number variations, SNPs, and insertions and deletions. Epigenomics' Epi proColon Test Included in China's Colorectal Cancer Screening Guideline The Chinese guideline recommends the use of the Septin-9 DNA methylation assay as the standard of care for early colorectal cancer screening. Breaking News Metabolomic Study Links 13 Metabolites to Coronary Heart Disease Risk Among African Americans Illumina Wins $8M Jury Verdict in BGI Patent Infringement Suit, Loses Patent Caris Life Sciences Facing FTC Lawsuit After Resisting Subpoena in Illumina, Grail Antitrust Case Biodesix, Spesana Partner to Improve Workflows for Lung Cancer Molecular Diagnostic Tests Eurofins Technologies Obtains CE Marks for SARS-CoV-2, Flu, RSV RT-PCR Kits Freenome, Siemens Healthineers Partner to ID Blood-Based Breast Cancer Biomarkers The Scan Panel Votes for COVID-19 Pill A US Food and Drug Administration panel has voted to support the emergency use authorization of an antiviral pill for COVID-19 from Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, CNN says. But Not Harm New Scientist reports that UK bioethicists say that though gene editing may improve food production, it should not harm livestock welfare. Effectiveness Drop Anticipated Moderna's Stéphane Bancel predicts that that current SARS-CoV-2 vaccines may be less effective against the Omicron variant, the Financial Times reports. Cell Studies of Human Chromatin Accessibility, SARS-CoV-2 Variants, Cell Signaling Networks In Cell this week: chromatin accessibility maps of adult human tissues, modeling to track SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern, and more.