Protagen announced this week that it has tapped Scienion to produce protein microarrays that it will use to validate panels of biomarkers that may later be used in clinical tests for multiple sclerosis and prostate cancer.

The number of arrays manufactured as part of the deal will be "more than one thousand," according to Dortmund, Germany-based Protagen.

Additionally, both companies plan to "jointly evaluate new platforms" for multiplex analysis and to "co-develop novel approaches up to proof-of-concept levels" as part of their partnership.

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Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

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China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.