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News and reporting on colorectal cancer.

Short Reads: Mar 3, 2009

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Febit, Complete Genomics, Broad Institute, EnGenCore, German Genetics Society, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CLC Bio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Genomatix

American and British researchers assessed DNA methylation patterns in colorectal cancers from a dozen patients to try to understand clonal expansion and cancer stem cell patterns in these tumors.

Imperial College London and its spinout DNA Electronics have created a prototype for the so-called SNP Dr., which is being developed under a £1.2 million project that also includes Pfizer.

Quest plans to develop and sell a diagnostic for prostate cancer based on the biomarker.

An international research team suggests high-resolution melting analysis is a useful tool for assessing DNA methylation in fixed tissue samples.

A new agreement with Gamma-Dynacare has made the test available to new customers.

Industry Briefs: Feb 19, 2009

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Proactive, PSI:Bioloyg, Pressure BioSciences, Applied Biomics

BioArray Briefs: 2009.02.17

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SQI Diagnostics, Olink Bioscience, Innova Biosciences, Copenhagen University, Fujirebio Diagnostics, Uppsala University, Integromics, Gene Logic, Ocimum Biosolutions

The three-year project, called Proactive, will be coordinated by Olink Bioscience of Uppsala, Sweden.

The data, which the company said represent the first proof of activity of an oral RNAi drug, set the stage for an investigational new drug application filing later this year.

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A new analysis finds that nearly half the late-stage clinical trials sponsored by a US National Cancer Institute program influence patient care.

Technology Review reports that sickle cell patients are optimistic about gene editing to treat their disease, but are worried about how available it will be.

The owner of the GEDmatch website tells CBS12 he is considering charging law enforcement a fee to use the site.

In Nature this week: babies born by caesarean section are more likely to have altered gut microbiota profiles, and more.