BioChain

The deal covers a panel of blood-based DNA methylation biomarkers derived in part from Epigenomics' bronchoalveolar lavage-based Epi proLung BL test.

The samples, which include non-small cell lung cancer samples, will be screened for cancer fusions, copy number variations, SNPs, and insertions and deletions.

The Chinese guideline recommends the use of the Septin-9 DNA methylation assay as the standard of care for early colorectal cancer screening.

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.