Rosetta Genomics last week said that it plans to launch a blood-based miRNA diagnostic for colon cancer in 2010.

The company also reported initial clinical efficacy data for the test, dubbed miRscreen Colon, which shows that the expression patterns of two miRNAs can be used to identify the presence of the disease with 91 percent sensitivity and 72 percent specificity.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.