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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.

IP Update: Feb 5, 2009

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USPTO Publishes Seven RNAi-Related Patent Applications

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Politico notes that the Biden Administration has not yet nominated a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner. 

Anthony Fauci also informed the World Health Organization executive board that the US would be joining the COVAX initiative, according to CNBC.

A new preprint suggests some SARS-CoV-2 variants could affect the effectiveness of current vaccines, the Associated Press reports.

In Nature this week: Australian lungfish provides details on the movement of vertebrate life from water to land, and more.