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Luminex Licenses miRNA IP from MIT to Develop and Sell Assays

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (GenomeWeb News) - Luminex has taken a non-exclusive license from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to develop and commercialize miRNA assays.


The deal applies to intellectual property developed by MIT, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and other members of the Broad Institute.


Additional details were not released.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.