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Iceland Genomics and Roche in Cancer Biomarker Collaboration

NEW YORK, March 17 (GenomeWeb News) - Iceland Genomics and Roche Diagnostics plan to co-discover cancer biomarkers, the firms said today.

 

ICG and Roche will jointly analyze patient samples to validate novel molecular markers for diagnostic tests to predict recurrence of cancer for selected tumor entities, the companies said. IGC will receive access to certain gene-expression data as well as support for further characterization of patient samples in Iceland, the companies said.

Financial details were not disclosed.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.