NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Integrated Diagnostics is preparing to launch its second-generation Xpresys Lung test, a blood test to help assess whether lung nodules are likely benign or cancerous, in the second half of next year.

With Medicare coverage for the test in place, the company is hoping it will surpass the limited commercial success of its initial Xpresys Lung offering.

Indi is also submitting for publication results from its Panoptic study, a 33-center prospective trial of the test that CEO Albert Luderer said will support the company's commercialization efforts.

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The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.