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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Proteome Sciences today announced a conditional placement of nearly 17.9 million new ordinary shares in order to raise £5 million ($8.3 million).

Proteome Sciences said this week that the company has in collaboration with researchers at Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust identified and validated protein biomarkers for patient stratification in liver cancer.

Frederick Sanger, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1958 for determining the structure of insulin, and again in 1980 for his work on sequencing DNA, has died at age 95.

Proteome Sciences said this week it had appointed Chee Gee See director of personalized medicine.

The story has been updated to include net loss from the first half of 2012 on an adjusted basis and to reflect that the company raised cash after the end of the recently completed period.

Proteome Sciences had released its new β-amyloid mass spec workflow for quantification of Aβ species in cerebrospinal fluid.

Proteome Sciences this week said it has raised roughly £1.57 million ($2.44 million) in an issue of shares to an unnamed institutional investor.

Proteome Sciences presented data this week at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Boston demonstrating that treatment with its casein kinase 1 delta inhibitor compounds improved cognition in a mouse model of tauopathy.

Proteome Sciences said this week that it has signed an agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific providing access to patents related to its Tandem Mass Tags isobaric tagging reagents in exchange for cash and a no-cost lease from Thermo Fisher for mass spectrometry equipment.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Proteome Sciences today announced a $2.1 million contract with Thermo Fisher Scientific to develop methods of profiling changes in cancer pathways.

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In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.

The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.

People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.

MIT's Technology Review reports on a company's genetic test that gauges an embryo's susceptibility to certain diseases.