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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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

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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.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.