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Drug companies are rushing toward genomic databases to inform their searches for new drugs, Reuters reports.

Four related studies out today describe preliminary findings from whole-genome sequences for more than 2,600 Icelanders, offering a glimpse at rarer forms of genetic variation, including loss-of-function mutations affecting both alleles of a gene.

The partners will develop a companion diagnostic for an undisclosed Amgen cancer drug candidate.

A new study of colorectal cancer tissue samples and plasma shows peptide-nucleic-acid-PCR is more sensitive.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Transgenomic reported today that its third quarter revenues declined 3 percent year over year due to a decrease in sales in both its laboratory services and genetic assays and platform segments.

Wako Pure Chemical Industries has been awarded

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Dutch bioinformatics company Genalice today announced a partnership with Decode Genetics for large-scale testing of the DNA data processing software Genalice Map.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — A group of pharmaceutical companies, research groups, foundations, and the clinical sequencing firm Foundation Medicine have joined to initiate a multi-drug, multi-arm, biomarker-driven clinical trial for patients with squamous cell carcinoma called the Lung Cancer Master P

Originally published June 3.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Data from two large studies that tested the efficacy of widely used targeted drugs in molecularly defined breast cancer and colorectal cancer populations failed to show superiority of one therapeutic strategy over another.

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.