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Epigenomics, Myriad to Hunt DNA Methylation Markers for Cancer Drug Response

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Epigenomics today said it will collaborate with Myriad Genetics to identify DNA methylation biomarkers that may predict patient response to a cancer drug.
 
Under the collaboration, Epigenomics will use its Differential Methylation Hybridization microarray platform for genome-wide profiling of samples provided by Myriad. The company hopes to discover methylation biomarkers that are linked to sensitivity and resistance to the undisclosed marketed oncology drug.
 
Epigenomics also said it will use its proprietary OncoSign identification approach through a collaboration with its partner CellTrend for rapid identification of biomarkers in a panel of human tumor cell lines.
 
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.