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The IP is based on the research of Emmanuelle Charpentier from the Hannover Medical School in Germany and Umea University in Sweden.

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."

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.