This article has been updated from a previous version to include information about the current status of Fluidigm's collaboration with Novartis.

Trovagene, a San Diego-based company that has spent several years attempting to commercialize molecular diagnostic tests based on detecting cell-free nucleic acids in urine, may have finally found its ideal detection technology: digital PCR.

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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.