Satoris

By Adam Bonislawski
A Stanford University-led research team has identified plasma proteins linked to declines in neurogenesis and impaired learning and memory.

RBM acquired biomarker-related IP for Alzheimer's disease and other central nervous system conditions.

Satoris will use a panel of 500 signaling proteins and antibody-based quantitative nitrocellulose filter membrane array technology to search for candidate biomarkers for the disease. In May, it launched its first commercial products, protein panels for Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

According to Satoris, the 189-marker panel covers the "most physiologically relevant pathways and includes biomarkers known to be important in the major disease processes for drug development … [and] and thus provide researchers with critical biological information plus leads for further study."

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.