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The VISAGE consortium's efforts coincide with a push in Germany to allow DNA phenotyping and biogeographical ancestry testing in criminal investigations.

The change will be felt most immediately in Europe, where the Dutch molecular diagnostics company recently secured a CE-IVD mark for its MammaPrint BluePrint kit.

Edited Not Modified

A European Union lawyer argues that gene-edited crops should be exempt from genetically modified organism laws in the EU, the Guardian reports.

Over the next three years, the company and its partners will assess the OneRNA platform to diagnose bladder cancer, select treatment, and measure response and recurrence.

Stay a Spell

The European Union and the UK have developed an agreement that would enable EU researchers to stay in the UK post-Brexit, Science reports.

The new European initiative promises to deliver multiple new tests and methods for improving the treatment of breast cancer and rectal cancer.

The firm will launch two new analysis modules for its Genetic Information Management Suite next year, in addition to a new pharmacogenomics mobile application.

'Could Lose Our Edge'

A new report suggests the UK's stature in science and research could fall post-Brexit, the Guardian reports.

Areas of concern are the recruitment of talented scientists, as well as retaining access to EU funding, European research collaborations, and clinical trials.

Waiting to See

British and foreign researchers brace for the effects of the UK leaving the EU, the Associated Press reports.

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A bioethicist from Abertay University uses a utilitarian approach to justify genetically modifying the human germline, the BBC reports.

The General Data Protection Regulation has slowed some data sharing with non-European researchers as they find ways to comply with the law, ScienceInsider reports.

The US has upgraded its network of public health labs to provide whole-genome sequencing to track antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Quartz reports.

In Science this week: approach to visualize 3D genome structure in single cells, RNA interference knockdown screens to examine genetic origins of beetle horns and insect wings,  and more.