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The five-year-old firm recently completed a clinical trial of the real-time PCR-based test, called ProALL-BM, on patients from a European National Registry Study.

The payor published positive medical policy coverage for the ThyGenX and ThyraMir assays for thyroid nodules deemed indeterminate by standard cytopathological analysis.

The technology will measure cancer-associated miRNAs using optical amplification with quantum dots and photonic crystals.

GoPath has gained non-exclusive rights to commercialize a colorectal cancer test for the US and Canada based on IntegraGen's miR-31-3p biomarker.

In PLOS this week: microRNA helps M. tuberculosis escape the immune system, application of genome-scale metabolic models to drug design, and more.

Six microRNAs appeared to be present at enhanced levels in cerebrospinal fluid from symptom-free individuals with characteristic Huntington disease gene expansions.

In PNAS this week: multi-omic analysis of Atlantic Ocean samples, miR-351 linked to hepatic fibrosis during Schistosoma infection, and more.

Given the high yield of miRNA markers they were able to isolate, the researchers believe the approach could be commercialized for routine cancer testing.

Yale researchers found numerous mRNAs and miRNAs that were differentially expressed in humans, including ones linked to cognition and behavior.

Spit for Concussion

Pennsylvania State University researchers found that salivary microRNAs could predict which kids would have longer concussion symptoms, according to NPR.

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Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.

A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.

Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.

In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.