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Compugen, Mayo Clinic to Hunt, Validate Biomarkers for Atherosclerotic Plaque

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Compugen and the Mayo Clinic plan to discover and validate biomarkers that could detect plaques linked to heart and brain diseases, the company said today.
 
Under the agreement, Compugen will retain exclusive commercialization rights to any products that result from the collaboration, which aims to find biomarkers for atherosclerotic plaques in coronary artery disease and in cerebrovascular disease.
 
Mayo Clinic will provide the biological materials for the research in exchange for undisclosed financial compensation.

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Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.

Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma

A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma.

Gene Co-Expression Database for Humans, Model Organisms Gets Update

GeneFriends has been updated to include gene and transcript co-expression networks based on RNA-seq data from 46,475 human and 34,322 mouse samples, a new paper in Nucleic Acids Research says.

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.