Researchers from Kaiser Permanente and the National Cancer Institute who co-tested nearly 600,000 women using Pap and HPV tests over five years have concluded that such testing doesn't lead to an excess of HPV positive women requiring lengthy follow-up.
NKT licensed the IP from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital. As a result, each of the Harvard Med-affiliated institutes has been awarded an undisclosed equity stake in the company.
Although the developers note that the protocol particularly benefits the sequencing of AT-rich genomes, they say that it is also quicker than the standard method, which requires PCR amplification, and "should be used routinely to prepare libraries for Genome Analyzer sequencing."
Chronix Biomedical said that the current study confirms its previous research showing that CNAs can identify the presence of certain diseases in blood samples months to years before clinical symptoms appear.
The company last month presented data showing that the test could be used to detect cancer, but more work is needed to refine the test so that it can distinguish between different types of malignancies.
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The Plant-Associated Microbe Gene Ontology Consortium presented a vocabulary resource comprising more than 700 words focusing on microbe-host interactions. The words appear as part of eight papers is a special supplement to BMC Microbiology.