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Calibrant, Yale to Collaborate on Ovarian, Breast Cancer Drug ID Study

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Calibrant Biosystems today said that it will collaborate with researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine to identify ovarian and breast cancer drug targets from clinical tissue specimens using Calibrant’s Gemini proteomics platform.
 
Gaithersburg, Md.-based Calibrant said that it would identify proteins and protein networks involved in ovarian and breast cancer and select therapeutic targets found to be central to disease progression. The firm will collaborate with Fattaneh Tavasolli, a professor of pathology and director of the Women’s Health Program/Gynecology and Breast Pathology at Yale.
 
Terms of the collaboration were not disclosed.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.