Sividon Diagnostics

Agendia is launching a patient access program to position MammaPrint in clinics, while other test makers are taking a wait-and-see approach.

The acquisition provides Myriad with the EndoPredict test, which is currently offered in Europe and is expected to launch in the US next year.

The analysis showed that one out of 227 node-negative breast cancer patients with the lowest EPclin scores by Sividon's EndoPredict test experienced recurrence over 10 years.

At the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, a Sividon collaborator is scheduled to present a new study including a comparison between EndoPredict and Oncotype DX.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.