Cenix

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cenix BioScience this week announced it has signed an agreement to provide target-validation services to BASF company Metanomics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cenix Biosciences this week announced that it has signed an agreement to provide RNAi-based high-content screening services to Germany's Bayer Pharma.

Cenix BioScience this week announced that it has signed an agreement to provide its research services to Swiss drugmaker Debiopharm.

Cenix BioScience said this week that its roughly one-year old service contract with Ugichem, a developer of novel gene-silencing therapeutics, has been extended.

The company has added respiratory and inflammation to an RNAi screening program that began with oncology.

The company, which until recently has focused almost exclusively "on cell-based work," expects that the delivery technology will facilitate its in vivo work and enable RNAi-based therapeutics.

The company will use RNAi technologies for cell-based screens for cancer drugs.

While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.