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Beyond Genomics and Novartis in Deal on Cardiovascular Research

Beyond Genomics of Waltham, Mass., and Novartis have announced a collaboration on cardiovascular disease research.


Novartis will provide patient plasma samples to Beyond Genomics, which will seek molecular markers for cardiovascular disease through bioinformatics analyses, Beyond Genomics said in a statement.


Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Scan

Rare Genetic Disease Partnership

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Approval Sought for Alzheimer's Drug

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DNA Barcoding Paper Retracted

Science reports that a 2014 DNA barcoding paper was retracted after a co-author brought up data validity concerns.

Nature Papers Present Genomic Analysis of Bronze Age Mummies, Approach to Study Host-Pathogen Interactions

In Nature this week: analysis finds Tarim mummies had local genetic origin, and more.