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Cynvenio Biosystems ClearID HER2 Expression Test

Cynvenio Biosystems launched its ClearID HER2 Expression Test. The liquid biopsy test allows doctors to perform real-time monitoring and analysis of HER2 levels in patients with a normal blood draw. It leverages Cynvenio's liquid biopsy technology and uses antibodies against EpCAM, TROP2, HER2, and EGFR. The test has a turnaround time of three to seven days and is processed by Cynvenio's CLIA/CAP laboratory in California.

The Scan

Guidelines for Ancient DNA Work

More than two dozen researchers have developed new ethical guidelines for conducting ancient DNA research, which they present in Nature.

And Cleared

A UK regulator has cleared former UK Prime Minister David Cameron in concerns he should have registered as a consultant-lobbyist for his work with Illumina, according to the Financial Times.

Suit Over Allegations

The Boston Globe reports that David Sabatini, who was placed on leave from MIT after allegations of sexual harassment, is suing his accuser, the Whitehead Institute, and the institute's director.

Nature Papers on Esophageal Cancer, Origin of Modern Horses, Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants

In Nature this week: genetic and environmental influences of esophageal cancer, domestic horse origin traced to Western Eurasian steppes, and more.