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Myriad Genetics' Panexia Predictive Pancreatic Cancer Test

The company is planning to develop a new diagnostic test for early detection of pancreatic cancer by combining PALB2 gene mutations with mutations in the BRCA 2 gene and p16 genes, to which Myriad also holds exclusive rights under 10 issued US patents. The test is slated for launch in 2010.

In Genome Biology this week: comparative genomics study of Aspergillus, genetic variation in indigenous African cattle, and more.

Some people who harbor genetic variants associated with disease show no signs and may give insight into the continuum of symptoms, Spectrum reports.

Some 57 snow monkeys at a Japanese zoo were found to be rhesus macaque hybrids, which are banned in Japan.

British researchers say they've been removed from EU grant applications, according to the Guardian.