Protagen, a Dortmund, Germany-based protein-array firm, has been selected to take part in a German government-funded consortium focused on biomarker discovery that in Protagen’s case will rely on its flagship UNIarray protein chip platform to study Alzheimer’s disease.
 
The consortium, called NeuroAllianz, is led by researchers at the University of Bonn and backed by an initial three-year, €20 million ($27 million) award from the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education, or BMBF.
 

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Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.