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The partners will work together to adapt a new chemical synthesis technology for DNA-encoded library creation.

The company signed separate agreements with AstraZeneca, Merck, Merck KGaA, and Pfizer to create the panel, which is expected to help speed drug development.

The company has also announced a collaboration with Pfizer to develop a blood-based assay to identify critical-stage cardiometabolic conditions.

Pfizer will become the first firm to customize IBM's Watson for Drug Development, combining its proprietary data with licensed and publicly available data.

Thermo Fisher developed the NGS-based multi-marker assay in collaboration with Novartis and Pfizer to match lung cancer patients with targeted drugs.

The update includes several key initiatives such as a liquid biopsy database, a DoD-led longitudinal study, and NCI cloud collaborations with Amazon and Microsoft.

The companies discussed their plans to change the one-test, one-drug companion diagnostic paradigm at the Personalized and Precision Medicine conference this week. 

The researchers identified off-target interaction with the protein CatD as a likely cause of eye damage observed as a side effect of some BACE1 inhibitors.

With genotypes for hundreds of thousands of individuals, investigators uncovered 15 loci linked to major depressive disorder in individuals with European ancestry.

The foundation, which was established by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, will use the money to fund fellows' salaries and research.

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In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.