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H3, a subsidiary of Japanese drugmaker Eisai, is developing personalized cancer treatments targeting genomic alterations, including aberrant RNA splicing.

Cancer Genetics will provide the services to support H3's development of H3B-8800, a Phase I small molecule-based blood cancer drug candidate.

The companies said they aim to discover next-generation tests that will enable early diagnosis of dementia, as well as treatment selection and monitoring.

Under the terms of the deal, Oncodesign will conduct in vivo pharmacology studies, while Eisai will do gene expression analysis.

Given its interest in developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease (AD), Japanese drugmaker Eisai is exploring the potential of plasma-based microRNAs to serve as biomarkers for the disease.

Seegene and Eidia, the in vitro diagnostics subsidiary of Japanese pharmaceutical firm Eisai, have entered into a collaborative agreement to bring new multiplex molecular diagnostic tests to Japan.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Seegene announced today that it has signed an agreement with Eidia to market the firm's molecular diagnostic products in Japan.

Epizyme this week announced a collaboration with Eisai and Roche to develop an in vitro, PCR-based companion diagnostic test to help treat genetically defined lymphomas.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Epizyme today announced a collaboration with Eisai and Roche to develop an in vitro, PCR-based companion diagnostic test to help treat genetically defined lymphomas.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Japanese drug firm Eisai and its diagnostics subsidiary Eidia said today that they are dissolving their diagnostics R&D subsidiary, Palma Bee'Z Research Institute, as part of the Eisai Group's transformation of its in vitro diagnostics development operations.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.