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Dan Zabrowski has been named head of Roche Applied Science, a unit of the company's diagnostics division. Zabrowski replaces Paul Brown, who had held the position since last September.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Saladax Biomedical today announced exclusive distribution deals for its My5-FU diagnostic test in Poland and Italy.

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Saladax will use the money to further commercialize its My5-FU assay, which measures levels of 5-flourouracil, a chemotherapy used for colorectal cancer and other solid tumors.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.