NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A study of a primary cervical cancer screening setting in Scotland has shown that patient-collected vaginal samples have comparable results to clinician-collected cervical samples when tested using Roche's cobas 4800 HPV assay.

Adoption of self-collected samples for cervical cancer screening via human papillomavirus testing must overcome hurdles of regulation and acceptance by clinicians. Comprehensive studies could influence the latter, chipping away at biases favoring clinician-collected samples.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.