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Allegro Diagnostics

Patrick Hurban, Louise Grant, Duncan Whitney, Ardy Arianpour, Joseph Palauskas

Paired Ends: Apr 20, 2010

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Alexis Borisy, Eric Lander, Todd Golub, Levi Garraway, Matthew Meyerson, Mark Levin, David Schenkein, Robert Tepper, Duncan Whitney

The Boston-based molecular diagnostics firm intends to offer the test, called BronchoGen, as a service through its CLIA lab by the end of 2010. The firm is also mulling submitting the test, which is manufactured by Affymetrix, to the US Food and Drug Administration for clearance.

The SBIR funding may provide up to $2.8 million for a test for early stage lung cancer.

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Researchers have sequenced the genome of the depth-dwelling giant squid.

Prosecutors have charged a former Drexel University professor with theft for allegedly spending federal grant money on adult entertainment and other unrelated expenses, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

Chris Collins, a former US representative, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison in an insider trading case involving an Australian biotechnology firm, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: Trypanosoma brucei transcripts, estimate of people at risk of inherited retinal disease, and more.