NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Vermillion said today that Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program, now supports the company's OVA1 ovarian cancer test in its medical policy guidelines.

According to Vermillion, Medi-Cal covers more than 12.6 million lives, or roughly a third of the covered lives in California.

OVA1 measures levels of five proteins in patient blood and is intended for triaging patients with ovarian adnexal masses as part of preoperative evaluations to determine the likelihood that a mass is cancerous.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

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