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Vermillion, Johns Hopkins to Continue Collaboration on Cancer Biomarkers

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Vermillion today said that it has renewed a long-standing collaboration with Johns Hopkins University to develop biomarkers that can be potentially used as molecular diagnostics for cancer.
Under the terms of the agreement, Vermillion will have access to exclusive commercial rights to any discoveries from the partnership. Other terms of the alliance were not disclosed.
Vermillion will supply its technology platforms and fund research efforts, while Johns Hopkins will supply cancer serum samples along with the expertise of its physicians and scientists.

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.