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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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Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.

New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

The University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.