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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Deploys GenoLogics Proteus Software

NEW YORK, April 25 (GenomeWeb News) - The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has deployed GenoLogics Life Sciences' Proteus lab- and data-management software, the company said today.


The Hutch has integrated the proteomics software with its recently released Computational Proteomics Analysis System data repository, and will use it for cancer biomarker-discovery research in early detection of ovarian cancer, GenoLogics said.

The Scan

Breast Cancer Risk Related to Pathogenic BRCA1 Mutation May Be Modified by Repeats

Several variable number tandem repeats appear to impact breast cancer risk and age at diagnosis in almost 350 individuals carrying a risky Ashkenazi Jewish BRCA1 founder mutation.

Study Explores Animated Digital Message Approach to Communicate Genetic Test Results to Family Members

In the Journal of Genetic Counseling, the approach showed promise in participants presented with a hypothetical scenario related to a familial hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome diagnosis.

Computational Tool Predicts Mammalian Messenger RNA Degradation Rates

A tool called Saluki, trained with mouse and human messenger RNA data, appears to improve mRNA half-life predictions by taking RNA and genetic features into account, a Genome Biology paper reports.

UK Pilot Study Suggests Digital Pathway May Expand BRCA Testing in Breast Cancer

A randomized pilot study in the Journal of Medical Genetics points to similar outcomes for breast cancer patients receiving germline BRCA testing through fully digital or partially digital testing pathways.