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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.

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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.

The institute will use a grant from the American Cancer Society to study genetic targets linked to AML drug effectiveness.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Alnylam's RNAi-based therapy Onpattro, according to Stat News.

Harvard Medical School's Seth Cassel and Cigall Kadoch argue in a Baltimore Sun op-ed that the recent TAILORx trial shows the potential of genomic-based medicine.

Researchers in the UK are working on using gene drives to control malaria-carrying mosquitoes, the Telegraph reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic architecture mediating gene expression, metabolomic patterns in multiple myeloma, and more.