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The company aims to commercialize the platform and related services by late 2018.

Using enhancements to RT-PCR, the firm is able to detect all protein-coding genes in a single-tube multiplex reaction, reducing costs for large-scale projects.

The genetic screening firm validated the modifications with a Phase I SBIR grant from NIH and is seeking a Phase II grant to target critical protein domains.

The company said the library will be made freely available to academic and non-profit investigators through the DECIPHER Project.

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The company will use the NCI funding to discover and validate gene targets involved in breast cancer that may affect a panel of epithelial cells involved in breast cancer.

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The partners will use Ariadne’s software to combine siRNA screening data with information gleaned from scientific literature in order to develop a comprehensive database of prostate cancer-related information.

The collaboration brings together Ariadne, Cellecta, and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute to develop "a better understanding of the mechanisms of prostate cancer that result in novel targets and biomarkers."

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.