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Enzo Gets NY State OK to Sell GeneNews Test

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Enzo Clinical Labs division of Enzo Biochem has received approval from the New York State Department of Health to market GeneNews' ColonSentry test to residents of the state.

ColonSentry is a gene expression assay for assessing a patient's risk for colorectal cancer. Enzo holds the exclusive rights to market the test in New York and New Jersey under an agreement signed in 2009.

"The New York State review process is widely regarded to be amongst the most stringent in the clinical lab industry and provides important validation for the robustness of the ColonSentry test and underlying Sentinel Principle technology," Gailina Liew, president and COO of GeneNews, said in a statement.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.