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Sam Mohan

The protein analysis firm also said that it raised $13 million in connection with the deal.

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Mark Dronsfield, Bernd Brust, Jeremy Berg, Mark Poznansky

A number of prominent proteomics-based diagnostics developers were recipients of the grant and tax credit awards, which are being provided by the IRS through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program.

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Lloyd Kunimoto, Martin Burow, Richard Lussier, Ingrid Choupin

With the assay, the Stanford researchers have begun examining protein phosphorylation levels in a variety of cancer types. The team has also entered into collaborations with several pharmaceutical firms to investigate the effects of therapeutic agents on protein phosphorylation levels in tumor cells.

The deal is expected to expand Cell Biosciences' protein analysis product portfolio "and transform Cell Biosciences into the premier provider of capillary-based protein analysis technology," the company said.

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Cell Biosciences, Proteome Software, TTP LabTech

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.