NEW YORK(GenomeWeb) – Integrated Diagnostics this week presented results from a second clinical validation study of its Xpresys Lung cancer test.

Published this month in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, the study, which looked at 141 blood samples from patients 40 years or older with lung nodules ranging between eight and 30 mm in diameter, found that the test could identify benign lesions in lung cancer patients with a negative predictive value of between 84 percent and 98 percent.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.