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This story has been updated to correct a statement regarding H1 revenues from NextGen's biomarker qualification panels.

Movers & Shakers: Jul 29, 2011

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Glenn Barney, Dario Alessi, Philip Cohen, Stephane Bancel, Noubar Afeyan

New Products: Jul 1, 2011

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Agilent, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waters, NextGen Sciences, Protea Biosciences, Origene

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NanoInk, Integromics, NextGen Sciences, Avantra Biosciences, ProImmune

The figure comes from a report commissioned by proteomics firm Proteome Sciences, which, like a number of other protein biomarker firms including Quanterix, Rules-Based Medicine, and NextGen Sciences, has made AD a significant focus of its R&D and commercialization efforts.

The bump in revenues comes amid a shift in the company's business model during 2010 to focus on "higher value, scalable projects."

With the deal, Myriad will acquire RBM's biomarker discovery platform as well as its pipeline of proprietary protein biomarker-based diagnostics, including two tests that a Myriad official said were "relatively close to commercial launch."

New Products: Apr 29, 2011

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Olink Bioscience, NextGen Sciences, Sage-N Research, Origene

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NPR reports that researchers in New York are investigating whether it is possible to edit the genomes of human sperm.

A letter criticizing actions by the US government and research institutions toward Chinese and Chinese-American scientists has garnered more than a hundred signatories.

In an opinion piece at the Nation, Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher argues that everyone should be able to access prenatal genetic testing.

In Nature this week: ancient DNA uncovers presence of Mediterranean migrants at a Himalayan lake, and more.