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Fisher s Impending Acquisition of Athena Tops Most-Read GenomeWeb News Stories Last Week

NEW YORK, March 20 (GenomeWeb News) - What are GenomeWeb News subscribers reading? Below are the five most-read articles for the five-day period ended Friday, March 17.

 

1. Fisher to Acquire Athena for $283M, Buys 9-Percent Stake in Nanogen in Bid to Grow Dx Business (from March 16)

2. Lee Hartwell to Proteomics Scientists: The Biomarker Bottleneck Is in Discovery, Not Validation (from March 13)

3. Biomarker Development Tops Priorities for FDA's Critical Path Opportunities (from March 17)

4. Helicos BioSciences Closes $40M VC Financing Round (from March 15)

5. New NHGRI Sequencing Targets Include Eight New Mammals (from March 15)

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UCLA Team Reports Cost-Effective Liquid Biopsy Approach for Cancer Detection

The researchers report in Nature Communications that their liquid biopsy approach has high specificity in detecting all- and early-stage cancers.

Machine Learning Improves Diagnostic Accuracy of Breast Cancer MRI, Study Shows

Combining machine learning with radiologists' interpretations further increased the diagnostic accuracy of MRIs for breast cancer, a Science Translational Medicine paper finds.

Genome Damage in Neurons Triggers Alzheimer's-Linked Inflammation

Neurons harboring increased DNA double-strand breaks activate microglia to lead to neuroinflammation like that seen in Alzheimer's disease, a new Science Advances study finds.

Long COVID-19 Susceptibility Clues Contained in Blood Plasma Proteome

A longitudinal study in eBioMedicine found weeks-long blood plasma proteome shifts after SARS-CoV-2 infection, along with proteomic signatures that appeared to coincide with long Covid risk.