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The firm is using collaborations to access the large, diverse cohorts it needs to support its goal of commercializing its SomaScan system as a clinical platform.
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.
According to the Verge, many US states are not including positive results from rapid COVID-19 testing in their case numbers.
Michael Caputo, the top Department of Health and Human Service spokesperson, is taking a leave of absence, CNN says.
CNBC reports that the CDC Director says a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine isn't likely to be generally available until the third quarter of 2021, timing President Donald Trump disputes.
In Nature this week: MassIVE.quant resource houses mass spectrometry-based proteomic data, influence of Viking genetics on European populations, and more.