NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Mount Sinai Services in Toronto and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston are collaborating to test Axela's Risk of Recurrence Assay, the company said today.

As part of the collaboration, the two hospitals will conduct a blinded trial of breast cancer patients to assess the ability of the assay to predict the five-year risk of distant metastasis and the ability of cancer center laboratories to use the test locally.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.