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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team led by researchers at Cellzome, a part of GlaxoSmithKline's R&D division, has developed a thermal profiling-based method for identifying protein drug targets and measuring protein-drug binding.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – GE Healthcare today announced a deal between its affiliate Clarient Diagnostic Services and GlaxoSmithKline to create a network of clinical laboratories to identify genetic mutations associated with different tumor types.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Thermo Fisher Scientific, GlaxoSmithKline, and Pfizer are collaborating to develop a universal next-generation sequencing-based oncology test for solid tumors that will serve as a companion diagnostic for several drug programs, Thermo said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina has denied a motion brought by GlaxoSmithKline that sought to dismiss a patent infringement suit Genetic Technologies had filed against the drug giant two year ago.

This article has been updated from a previous version to include information about Cepheid's pharmaceutical partnerships around the Xpert Carba-R assay.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cepheid is collaborating with AstraZeneca, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, and GlaxoSmithKline to develop a rapid diagnostic test that can analyze multi-drug resistant pathogens and help doctors prescribe the most beneficial antibiotics for patients.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Quest Diagnostics announced today it will offer BioMérieux's BRAF mutation companion diagnostic for two of GlaxoSmithKline's molecularly targeted melanoma drugs, Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib).

Originally published June 3.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Data from two large studies that tested the efficacy of widely used targeted drugs in molecularly defined breast cancer and colorectal cancer populations failed to show superiority of one therapeutic strategy over another.

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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.

According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.