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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.

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Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.