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The company formerly known as TransMed Systems looks to bring "clarity and transparency" to the emerging field of precision oncology and in patient-trial matching.

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.

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.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more.