An official at drug maker EpiCept this week said that the company’s internally developed cell-based assay has helped drive progress in its lead candidate pipeline.
 
John Drewe, director of lead discovery at the Tarrytown, NY-based company, said the platform, Anti-cancer Screening Apoptosis Platform, or ASAP, can efficiently identify new drug candidates and molecular targets that selectively induce apoptosis in tumor cells.
 

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.