NEW YORK(GenomeWeb) – A team from the Foundation IRCCS National Cancer Institute in Milan has published a proof of concept of a method for capturing and measuring gene expression in circulating tumor cells, which they hope to use in the clinical care of advanced tumors.

In their approach, the researchers coupled magnetic bead-based capture of CTCs, using antibodies against both EpCAM and MUC1, with gene-expression analysis using Illumina's BeadChip-based Whole Genome-DASL HT assay.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.