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Frederick National Laboratory, FedCentric Collaborate on Cancer Analytics

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – FedCentric Technologies today announced it has entered into a collaborative agreement with the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) to develop a data analytics platform for cancer research.

FedCentric has recruited mathematicians and computer scientists who will work with FNLCR researcher Jack Collins to create high-performance data analytics (HPDA) software to provide insight into the genetic roots of cancer.

The goal of the project is to "accelerate treatment for cancer by bridging the gap between late discovery and early development of diagnostics and therapeutics," FNLCR said in a statement. The project will also develop data standards.

FedCentric has previously created HPDA platforms for the US Postal Service. FNLCR is a research center run by the government contractor SAIC-Frederick and sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

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Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

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