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Quest Diagnostics said this week that its ColoVantage test has been approved by New York State's Department of Health for testing on samples of patients in the state.

ColoVantage is designed to aid in the detection of colorectal cancer in patients who resist testing by guideline-recommended screening methods. The test detects methylated DNA of the Septin9 gene from a specimen of blood taken from a patient's arm.

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In Science this week: a global genetic interaction map for Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and progress made in genomics, precision medicine, and therapeutics.

The price of plane tickets can affect how scientists in different countries choose to collaborate with each other, NPR reports.

The Annals of Improbable Research has awarded the 2016 Ig Nobel Prizes.

Scientific American alleges that the FDA has been "arm-twisting journalists into relinquishing their reportorial independence."