NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genomic testing firm MedGenome launched a new blood-based cancer test last month in India, where the firm is based.

Unlike many of the tests that have gained prominence in the US over the past year, which cover anywhere from tens to close to 100 genes, MedGenome's OncoTrack assay is narrowly focused on hotspots in just four genes, which the company believes are the most actionable for guiding currently available targeted therapies.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

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