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Compugen Inks Peptide Collaboration with Merck

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Compugen said today it will collaborate with Merck to predict and validate peptides that are likely to activate G-protein coupled receptors that Merck could use in its drug development programs.
 
The agreement, which Compugen said is its first such peptide collaboration, includes an option that would grant Merck exclusive worldwide licenses to develop and market these peptides.
 

The Scan

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.