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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Transgenomic today announced a deal with Amgen to develop a CE-IVD test to screen patients with metastatic colorectal cancer for KRAS and NRAS mutations.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – NextBio today announced it has forged a multiyear deal with Sanofi for use of the NextBio Clinical platform in the drug manufacturer's R&D work.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Transgenomic reported after the close of the market on Wednesday a 15 percent year over year drop in fourth-quarter revenues, driven primarily by a decline in its diagnostic tools segment.
The company also announced a new $8.0 million credit facility.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Theradiag said today that it has received the CE Mark for two new biotherapy monitoring kits: tocilizumab and rituximab.

SAN FRANCISCO — Scientists in the laboratory of Mike Makrigiorgos of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School have developed a method that enriches unknown mutations of targeted DNA sequences based purely on thermal denaturation of DNA heteroduplexes without th

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Transgenomic today said that it has signed definitive agreements with a syndicate of institutional and other accredited investors to raise gross proceeds of $8.3 million in a private placement of its shares.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Transgenomic reported after the close of the market Wednesday that its revenues in the third quarter had slipped 5 percent year over year.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – NanoString Technologies has obtained the CE Mark for its PAM50-based gene expression test for breast cancer, clearing the firm to sell the test in the European Union and other countries that recognize the CE Mark.

Transgenomic said this week that it has appointed Mark Colonnese as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Transgenomic this week announced its second collaboration with a university medical center to evaluate the use of its Ice-Cold-PCR technology for blood-based mutation detection in cancer.

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NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.

In Nature this week: new RNA editing approach called LEAPER, draft assembly of Musa balbisiana banana genome, and more.