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The firm is applying the isolation tool in cellular therapy for oral cancer by administering a biomarker via bioengineered exosomes to reverse cancer progression.

The partners will offer drug discovery services based on human induced pluripotent stem cells and cells derived from these.

The deals cover Native Antigen's native and recombinant viral and bacterial antigens, antibodies, and immunoassays in certain European and Asian markets.

In Genome Biology this week: methylation and gene expression profiles in schizophrenia, genomic variation and selection in the mustard plant, and more.

One BioMed was spun out of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology, and Research to  develop a point-of-care diagnostic platform for infectious disease.

In PNAS this week: characterization of an alternatively spliced autism-linked gene, horizontal gene transfer in soil bacteria, and more.

In PLOS this week: alternatively spliced form of FBXO38 contributes to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, evolution of the avian influenza virus H9N2, and more.

The project, called Seq&Treat, will be implemented in Brazil, China, Georgia, India, and South Africa starting in October.

Novel clinical trials designs are enabling exploration of new precision oncology drug indications in Japan and China, and increasing patient access to treatments. 

Third Expected Soon

MIT's Technology Review reports that the third 'CRISPR baby' should be due soon.

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.