Somalogic

The companies will use Somalogic's SomaScan proteomic platform to measure levels of as many as 5,000 proteins in up to 40,000 of DeCode's patient samples.

The New York Times Magazine writes that proteomics might be better poised than genomics to say when someone is falling ill.

The company said it plans to use the technology to derive clinical insights from the large-scale proteomic datasets generated by its SomaScan platform.

Using genotype and blood plasma protein information for thousands of healthy individuals, researchers documented variants influencing plasma protein levels.

The parties will use Somalogic's SomaScan platform to investigate the ability of protein measurements to affect patient care in a variety of clinical areas.

The company aims to sell its clinical products not as discrete tests but as sets of "insights" derived from patient proteomic data collected using the platform.

Chinese healthcare firm iCarbonX, which made a $161 million investment in the firm last year, was joined by Nan Fung Life Sciences and Madryn Asset Management.

Backed by €19 million in EU funding, the initiative, called BigData@Heart, will create a research platform that could change the way cardiovascular diseases are diagnosed and treated.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.