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On the Principle

An American Cancer Society official has resigned due to concerns about partnerships with businesses with dubious health records, according to the New York Times.

The American Cancer Society today lowered the recommended age for screening patients at average risk for the disease to 45 from 50 years old.

With only one test FDA-approved for primary hrHPV screening, groups express concern about feasibility of moving away from co-testing

In a letter to congressional leaders, the groups said they "believe strongly" that the FDA should play a critical role in developing a modernized framework.

A Server of Its Own

The American Chemical Society says it will be starting a preprint server for chemistry papers, ScienceInsider reports.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen and Roche today welcomed new guidelines recommending the use of molecular testing for human papillomavirus screening in conjunction with Pap smears.

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Complete Genomics has appointed Keith Raffel as chief commercial officer and Jill Hagenkord as chief medical officer.

The partners will provide sequencing and analysis services to up to eight grant winners.

Aetna will collaborate with the University of South Florida, Georgetown, and the American Cancer Society to study whether BRCA mutation tests are provided to the right women.

The $720,000 grant will fund research aimed at analyzing tyrosine kinases that could be useful in cancer drug efforts.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.