bovine spongiform encephalopathy

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.

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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.

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The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.