Life Technologies' Ion Torrent has launched its Ion AmpliSeq Comprehensive Cancer Panel and Ion AmpliSeq Inherited Disease Panel. The CCP is optimized for use on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue and uses more than 16,000 primer pairs to target over 400 genes involved in tumor formation. It requires 40 nanograms of DNA and costs as low as $1,169 on the 318 chip including library, template preparation, and sequencing.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.