Myriad Genetics last week launched TheraGuide 5-FU, a DNA-based test to help predict which cancer patients are likely to have adverse reactions to the drug 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) or the oral form of the drug, capecitabine. The test costs $1,100 and includes DNA sequence analysis of the DPYD and TYMS genes, which increase a patient's risk for toxicity to 5-FU chemotherapy.
 

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Two new Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology studies have largely reproduced the original findings, ScienceInsider reports.

DNA fingerprinting could catch some sample mix-ups at pathology labs, the New York Times says.

In Cell this week: DNA methylation and T cell exhaustion, longevity in C. elegans, and more.

A Maryland police department has turned to DNA phenotyping to develop a suspect sketch, WJLA reports.