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Althea, Natural Selection Partner on Gene Expression Biomarker Discovery

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (GenomeWeb News) - Bioinformatics firm Natural Selection and Althea Technologies today announced that they will collaborate on offering focused gene expression analysis for the discovery of biomarkers.


Both firms will contribute to future product design by drawing on Natural Selection's expertise in identifying gene signatures from expression data and Althea's eXpress Profiling multiplexed PCR technology.


Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.