By Doug Macron

Rosetta Genomics this week announced that it has pushed back the expected launch date for its blood-based colorectal cancer screen until the middle of next year as it addresses inconsistencies observed in measuring the microRNA biomarkers used in the test.

The company also said that CEO Amir Avniel intends to step down from his position at the company in order to take the reins of Rosetta’s roughly year-old plant biotechnology unit, Rosetta Green.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.

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