J&J UK Launches Public-Private iDx-Lung Consortium to Improve Early Detection of Lung Cancers The Universities of Southampton and Leeds will lead the project with participation from Johnson & Johnson, Roche, Oncimmune, BC Platforms, Inivata, and NHS England. AnchorDx, Johnson & Johnson Collaborate on Early-Stage Lung Cancer Diagnosis Study The collaborators aim to develop lung cancer molecular diagnostic tests using molecular, clinical, and imaging-based artificial intelligence technologies. Envisagenics to Bring RNA Splicing Software Platform to J&J Lung Cancer Initiative The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory spinout will build predictive models for lung cancer progression and risk using its SpliceCore software platform. Thermo Fisher, Janssen Biotech to Develop CDx for Lung Cancer, Other Indications The companies initially plan to validate biomarkers for use with the Oncomine Dx Target Test to identify NSCLC patients for enrollment into clinical trials. UK Biobank Whole-Genome Sequencing Project Obtains £200M from Pharma, Government, Philanthropy The project is funded with £50 million from the UK government, £50 million from the Wellcome Trust, and £100 million from four pharmaceutical firms. Jan 3, 2019 Veracyte, Johnson & Johnson Innovation Collaborate on Lung Cancer Dx Jul 10, 2018 Cue Health Closes $45M Series B Financing Jun 22, 2018 In Brief This Week: Baby Genes, J&J Innovation, Myriad Genetics, Merck, More Jun 6, 2018 J&J, BU Partner on Multi-Year Lung Cancer Detection Initiative Dec 6, 2017 UK Government Commits £210M to Grow Life Science Sector Dec 12, 2016 Ortho Adopts Startup Culture with Intense Dx Focus After Spin Off from J&J Premium Feb 4, 2016 Cue Partners With J&J's Janssen Pharma on HIV Viral Load Assay Jul 15, 2015 Study Detects PD-L1 Expression on Breast Cancer Patient CTCs, Points to Potential New CellSearch Use Premium May 13, 2015 Janssen Diagnostics, Biocartis Collaboration Yields Prototype HCV, Flu/RSV, Flu Surveillance Tests Premium Jun 27, 2013 Janssen, Icahn School of Medicine to Investigate IBD Jun 6, 2013 Startup Arcturus Pulls in $1.3M in Seed Money amid Renewed Interest in RNAi Premium Jun 5, 2013 Second Genome Inks Development Deal with Janssen; Raises Additional $6.5M May 3, 2013 Australian Team Developing Plasma Protein Panel for Predicting Amyloid Burden in Alzheimer's Patients Premium Apr 22, 2013 OICR to Launch Prostate Marker Clinical Trials with Janssen Apr 17, 2013 J&J Tests WGS of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients to ID Markers of Drug Response, Predisposition Genes Premium Jan 18, 2013 LabCorp Offering Veridex's CTC Test for Clinical Trials Research in China Dec 20, 2012 Australia's SpeeDx Demonstrates Multiplexed MNAzyme qPCR; Looks to Move Tech to MDx Market Premium Dec 13, 2012 China Approves Veridex's CellSearch Test for Metastatic Breast Cancer Oct 10, 2012 People in the News: Roy Davis, Peter Maag Premium Sep 27, 2012 In Its Third Phase, the RNAi Consortium Looks to ncRNAs, Gene Over-Expression Premium Load More Breaking News UK Biobank Study Investigates Incomplete Penetrance of Mendelian Disease Variants MDxHealth Q3 Revenues Grow 23 Percent BioMérieux Q3 Revenues Increase 11 Percent, Firm Raises 2021 Guidance Germline Cancer Risk Genes May Hold Rhabdomyosarcoma Survival Clues, Study Suggests Danaher Q3 Revenues Rise 23 Percent, Beat Wall Street Estimates Horse Genetics Study Reveals Origins of Domestication, Use in Human Culture The Scan Guidelines for Ancient DNA Work More than two dozen researchers have developed new ethical guidelines for conducting ancient DNA research, which they present in Nature. And Cleared A UK regulator has cleared former UK Prime Minister David Cameron in concerns he should have registered as a consultant-lobbyist for his work with Illumina, according to the Financial Times. Suit Over Allegations The Boston Globe reports that David Sabatini, who was placed on leave from MIT after allegations of sexual harassment, is suing his accuser, the Whitehead Institute, and the institute's director. Nature Papers on Esophageal Cancer, Origin of Modern Horses, Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants In Nature this week: genetic and environmental influences of esophageal cancer, domestic horse origin traced to Western Eurasian steppes, and more.