Asuragen and Life Technologies said this week that they have received the CE mark for Asuragen’s BCR/ABL1 Quant test and commercially launched the assay in Europe.

The test, manufactured by Asuragen and exclusively distributed by Life Technologies, is intended to aid clinicians in monitoring and treating individuals with chronic myeloid leukemia. The test runs on Life Tech’s Applied Biosystems CE-marked 7500 Fast Dx Real-Time PCR instrument.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.