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News on in vitro diagnostics for gastrointestinal disease.

The study will recruit up to 200 patients with active Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis and sort them into high- and low-risk cohorts using the PredictSure IBD test. 

Under the agreement, Theradiag will promote, license, and distribute PredictImmune's PredictSure IBD test in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the Maghreb countries. 

The San Francisco-based microbial genomics firm will sell off its product lines, testing labs, IP, and data within the next three months.

The firm, Phenomix Sciences, anticipates that its test will help drive adoption of medications for obesity at a time when patients are reluctant to take them.

A team compared expression in duodenum samples from active celiac cases, cases in remission, and unaffected controls, identifying active disease-related expression shifts.

The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.