After garnering a CLIA-certified clinical laboratory through its purchase of Navigenics last week, Life Technologies wasted no time jumping into the molecular diagnostics space.

This week, the life sciences tools vendor announced it would acquire Pinpoint Genomics in order to get its hands on a prognostic test that can identify which early-stage non-small cell lung cancer patients are at high risk for experiencing disease progression during the five-year window after surgical resection of their tumors.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.