MTM Laboratories

Paired with Roche's HPV testing offerings, the deal will expand its cervical cancer testing capabilities.

The German-based company expects to file its test for FFPE within the next few months, and to start a clinical trial for its cytology test by mid-year.

The funds will be used to support clinical trials and commercialization efforts, as well as US regulatory clinical trials for a PMA submission for its CINtec Plus Cytology platform.

The CTAF recommendation is "an important decision-making resource for clinicians and patients," the firm's CEO said.

Patents awarded to GeneNews, US Army, Aisin Seiki, MTM Laboratories, and USC.

The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.