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The company hopes to launch its first clinical cancer test within the next year, after spending the last several years conducting validation studies.

How Old Were They?

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Just two and a half years after it opened its doors with $7.4 million in funding from New York State and the National Institutes of Health, the RNA Institute at the University at Albany has received another significant boost with Sigma-Aldrich agreeing to donate libraries of hund

The RNA Institute was launched this summer to help drive RNA-based drug discovery.

The Oregon state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would make it easier for people convicted of crimes to initiate DNA testing of evidence, according to the Associated Press.

People reports that researchers have uncovered genetic variants that lead people to always feel full.

Florida state senators are to weigh a bill prohibiting life insurance companies from using genetic information in coverage decisions, according to Florida Politics.

In Genome Research this week: metagenomic sequencing assay that detects pathogens in cerebrospinal fluid, single-tube long fragment read approach, and more.