NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Exiqon President and CEO Lars Kongsbak this week said that the company would not launch its first microRNA-based diagnostic, a test to predict colon cancer recurrence, before the end of the year as previously announced. Instead, the test is slated for introduction sometime early in 2009.
 

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

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