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OGT gains technologies for biomarker identification, which could be used for therapeutic monitoring.

BioArray Briefs: Mar 10, 2009

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SeqWright, Mount Sinai Services, SQI Diagnostics, Tecan, GE Healthcare

Short Reads: Mar 10, 2009

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Applied Biosystems, Translational Genomics Research Institute, National Center for Genome Resources, Kognitio, University of Cambridge, Genomatix, LabCorp, Duke University, DNAPrint Genomics

Applied Biosystems and TGen will collaborate on translational genomic disease studies employing the SOLiD 3 system. The partners also hope to drive down the cost of genome sequencing so that it can ultimately be used as a routine diagnostic tool.

HHMI and University of Washington researcher Evan Eichler led a team of researchers who found evidence suggesting a gene called IRGM became a pseudogene in the ancestor of monkeys and apes before being resurrected in the human-great ape lineage.

NHLBI in late January put out an RFP for the program, which calls for researchers to develop proteomics technologies and apply them to solve clinical puzzles. It is set to begin early next year, shortly after its current two major proteomics initiatives expire.

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Roche 454 Life Sciences who used re-sequencing to evaluate genes from previous type 1 diabetes GWAS have found several protective variants in a gene called IFIH1.

If MedImmune can develop and market a drug based on the discovery, it could be a financial boost to the institute, which hopes to diversify its revenue sources once cash from sole corporate sponsor Kirin Pharma USA dries up in 2010.

Patent Reform Act reintroduced; FDA clears UF-developed wound care tech; GSK inks ophthalmology research pact with University College London, and more ...

Cypress will pay up to $5 million for the technology, which it plans to use for diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring of lupus patients.

New Products: Feb 19, 2009

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Olink Biosciences

Sylentis will perform the initial clinical trial on its own in Spain for logistical reasons, but expects to later test the topically administered drug in other countries, including the US, according to a company official.

Based on their assessment of SNP data for several complex diseases, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California at Los Angeles warn that genetic tests based on existing GWAS may not be refined enough to accurately predict individual disease risk.

Navigenics’ lower-priced program to incorporate genetic risk data in patients’ annual medical checkup raises questions as to whether personal genomics firms should be broadly marketing their services to physicians.

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Politico reports that the NYPD DNA database has grown since it announced it would be removing profiles from it.

Forbes reports that a structural biology lab at Oxford University studying the coronavirus was hacked.

Science reports that a Dutch research funding agency is combating a ransomware attack.

In Science this week: set of 64 haplotype assemblies from 32 individuals, and more.