Chronix Biomedical is betting that profiles of circulating DNAs and RNAs can help detect chronic disease, including some cancers and neurologic and autoimmune diseases.

The company is making its projection at a time when several research groups have begun to use second-generation sequencing to analyze blood-borne cell-free nucleic acids that could be applied to diagnostic or prognostic use.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.

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