Vermillion last week reported results demonstrating the utility of its Vasclir protein biomarker test for peripheral artery disease.

In a poster at the Society for Vascular Medicine's annual meeting in Minneapolis, researchers led by Stanford professor of medicine John Cooke presented results from a 1,025-subject, multi-center prospective study that found the Vasclir test was able to identify 85 percent of PAD patients missed by the Framingham Risk Score – a conventional measure of risk for cardiovascular disease.

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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.