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Molecular diagnostics company Diagnovus this week launched a real-time PCR-based assay to measure a patient's risk of developing a specific type of esophageal cancer from the condition Barrett's esophagus.

The test, called Engauge GI-Barrett's Esophagus, uses real-time PCR performed on Life Technologies' ViiA 7 system to measure methylation of eight biomarkers in biopsied tissue from Barrett's esophagus patients to determine their risk of progression to high-grade dysplasia or esophageal adenocarcinoma.

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The Guardian reports that some UK physicians are calling for increased regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

US tax agency says 23andMe's genetic health test can be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Two Democratic lawmakers argue at USA Today that independent science is under attack by the Trump Administration.

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