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Japan's NCRI Uses Nonlinear Dynamics' Proteomics Software in Biomarker Hunt

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Japan's National Cancer Research Institute is using Nonlinear Dynamics' 2D gel analysis software in research aimed at discovering and validating biomarkers for cancer diagnostics, the company said today.
 
The NCRI is using the company’s Progenesis SameSpots image analysis platform to develop biomarker candidates that would predict response to the cancer therapy gefitinib in lung adenocarcinoma. The project is also planning to identify markers that will predict a patient's risk of cancer recurrence, the company said.
 
The NCRI’s clinical proteomics group currently runs more than 1,500 2D-DIGE gels per year.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.