This article has been updated from a previous version to correct the names of an individual and research institution.

The point-of-care molecular diagnostics market is "a race to the bottom" in terms of cost and turnaround time, and it is being fueled by rapid innovation in microfluidics, miniaturization, and nucleic acid amplification, detection, and sequencing technologies, according to industry insiders.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.