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Researchers from the University Health Network in Toronto, the Mayo Clinic, Ohio State University, and University of Miami School of Medicine are among the early-access customers who have been using the product ahead of its commercial launch this week.

Thermo has expanded its collaboration with university partners, including George Mason's Lance Liotta and Emanuel Petricoin, to verify and validate protein biomarkers for cancer and other diseases.

The firm reported no revenues, but it managed to cut its net loss as it prepares to launch its LungExpress Dx product in the US later this year.

Med BioGene's CEO said the company is on track to launch its LungExpress assay in the second half of this year and will likely open a US office to support the test, which will initially be offered in a CLIA-compliant partner lab.

The expanded deal will provide Med Biogene with additional markers for its LungExpress Dx test.

In Science this week: genetic target for urothelial bladder cancer treatment, and more.

At the Conversation, the University of Oxford's Michael Macklay writes that learning genetic risk of disease is a personal decision.

Two dozen scientific organizations have endorsed the March for Science, according to ScienceInsider.

Researchers in Japan describe a chimpanzee with a chromosomal abnormality similar to human Down syndrome, Mashable reports.