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The tubes and collection kits meet the requirements of the European In-Vitro Diagnostic Devices Directive, and the company can now commercialize the devices throughout Europe.

The EU will fund the effort through 2026, but the Cypriot government will contribute an additional €15 million over the next 15 years.

Investigators at the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, a Greek research institute, are coordinating the effort.

Mariya Gabriel, a Bulgarian politician, is to be the next European Union research commissioner, according to Science.

The new initiative, called MEGA+, will extend the process of genomic data sharing to all medical data, including electronic health records and imaging files.

Led by researchers at BBMRI-ERIC, the effort intends to clarify how entities should share data, including genomics information, across institutions and countries.

Participants aim to use predictive modeling to better understand epigenetic mechanisms, while encouraging the development of new technologies and therapies.

Seventeen European countries have signed a declaration to have a million genomes sequenced and shareable by 2022.

The Israeli firm recently announced the results of a multicenter study of its Bladder EpiCheck test in addition to netting €2.5 million in EU funding to develop a lung cancer assay.

The test uses changes in DNA methylation patterns for the early detection of lung cancer and is based on the same platform as the firm's bladder cancer test.

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The US Senate has confirmed Stephen Hahn as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, according to the New York Times.

ScienceInsider reports that rude and unprofessional paper reviewers are common and can have harmful effects.

CNBC reports Apple is partnering with Color Genomics to offer its employees free DNA screening for disease.

In Science this week: researchers use CRISPR tool to find gut microbiome molecules involved in immunity, and more.