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Eli Lilly Will Use GeneNews' Osteoarthritis Biomarker Technology

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GeneNews said today that under a new agreement drugmaker Eli Lilly will have select access to its osteoarthritis genomic biomarker program.

Toronto-based GeneNews specializes in using functional genomics for biomarker-based early disease diagnosis.

GeneNews Lead Director and Interim CEO Heiner Dreismann said in statement that the firm's Sentinel Principle technology "can be applied to identify biomarkers for virtually any disease or condition and was extensively validated in our osteoarthritis program."

Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.