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Researchers identified genes with differential expression in blood from cattle with pre-clinical or clinical cases of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

The BSE assay will be the first commercial application of Chronix's technology, which identifies disease-specific genetic fingerprints based on circulating DNA that is released into the bloodstream by damaged and dying cells.

The San-Jose-based company will work with the University of Calgary to develop and commercialize a blood-based test for bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

Short Reads: Mar 17, 2009

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champgain, 23andMe, Michael J. Fox Foundaton for Parkinson's Research, Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center, SeqWright, Roche NimbleGen, Chronix Biomedical, Genome Atlantic, Agilent Technologies

Snippets: Mar 11, 2009

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Chronix Biomedical, Rosetta Genomics, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Center for Genome Resources, Beyond Batten Disease Research Foundation, and more ...

Chronix Biomedical said that the current study confirms its previous research showing that CNAs can identify the presence of certain diseases in blood samples months to years before clinical symptoms appear.

Bio-Rad's Q4 life science sales were hit by cutbacks in capital equipment spending by customers. The firm also was cautious in providing 2009 revenue guidance.

Science reports that a new White House Office of Management and Budget memo rescinds previous ones that helped research institutions deal with pandemic-related closures.

Researchers report on a concerning strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus found among pigs in China, Agence France Presse reports.

The Associated Press reports that US officials are considering allowing pooled COVID-19 testing.

In Genome Research this week: Y chromosome gene expression analysis, de novo mutations rise with paternal age in rhesus macaques, and more.