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Orion Genomics, Univ. of Glasgow Pen Biomarker-Discovery Alliance for Cancer

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (GenomeWeb News) - Scientists at Orion Genomics and the University of Glasgow will try to identify epigenetic biomarkers for developing early cancer screening and personalized therapy options, Orion said today.


Under the agreement, scientists will use Orion's methylation technologies to identify biomarkers that can be used to detect and treat cancers of the lung, breast, and ovaries.

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.