NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Vermillion said today that it has obtained permits and completed regulatory processes required for opening a clinical reference laboratory.

In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said that the lab, Aspira Labs, "will offer tests related to gynecologic oncology and women’s health," including its OVA1 ovarian cancer test.

The lab will be led by Herbert Fritsche, formerly clinical chemistry section chief in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Researchers in the UK and Australia uncover genetic links between BMI and depression, the Guardian reports.

The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.

In PNAS this week: artemisinin resistance mutations in malaria parasites, ant-plant interactions over time, and more.

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