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Genesis Genomics Pockets $306K to Develop Cancer Dx

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Genesis Genomics has received a CAN$311,735 (US$ 305,540) investment from the Ontario provincial government to fund its mitochondrial DNA-based diagnostic tests for cancer, the firm’s controller, Carole McCollum, told GenomeWeb News today.
 
The Thunder Bay, Ontario-based company will use the funds from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund to continue to develop and commercialize a diagnostic test for prostate cancer and to develop an early-stage breast cancer test, McCollum said.
 
Last month, Genesis Genomics was awarded part of a CA$465,000 Natural Science and Engineering grant to work with Genoma and two Canadian universities to develop and sell a handheld device that would rapidly identify a species based on its DNA sequences.

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.