DermTech announced this week that it has raised $5.6 million in a Series B financing round, which it will use to commercialize its melanoma detection test using Life Technologies' OpenArray quantitative real-time PCR system and to establish a CLIA-certified lab facility in which to offer the assay.

The company has spent several years developing a melanoma identification test, which measures the expression of multiple gene targets in RNA extracted from skin samples collected using custom adhesive strips that non-invasively lift cells from suspicious lesions.

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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.

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