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The work will support the Million Veteran Program, which aims to study the link between genes and disease using a research cohort veterans and active military.

The partners signed a CRADA to develop biomarkers discovered by the Center for Prostate Disease Research for use in clinical diagnostic testing. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – PositiveID today announced an agreement with the US Special Operations Command Research, Development, and Acquisition Center to further develop military applications for the company's real-time PCR pathogen detection system, Firefly Dx.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biopharmaceutical firm Berg and the US Department of Defense today announced an agreement to discover biomarkers for prostate cancer and to develop more effective treatments for the disease.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Vermillion has signed a cooperative research and development agreement, or CRADA, with the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command for the evaluation of the OVA1 ovarian cancer diagnostic test, Vermillion announced today.

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies today said that it will collaborate with the US Food and Drug Administration on food testing applications.

ZyGem said today that it has signed a cooperative research and development agreement with the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases to develop simplified sample processing tools for biothreat agent detection.

Biomatrica and USAMRIID will collaborate to develop, test, validate, and eventually commercialize new formulations designed to stabilize clinical samples and biological agents at ambient conditions.

The startup will use its using next-generation sequencing-based technology for applications aimed at identifying biothreats.

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Researchers test gene therapy targeting a different cancer protein in a new trial, the New York Times reports.

Pennsylvania State University researchers found that salivary microRNAs could predict which kids would have longer concussion symptoms, according to NPR.

The Associated Press reports Alex Azar, the new Department of Health and Human Services secretary nominee, made millions of dollars as a pharmaceutical executive.

In PNAS this week: immune profiling of breast cancer, transposable element patterns in rice, and more.