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A team of researchers in the UK used a two-stage approach to tie the rare variants to disease risk.

Bio-Techne will provide a bioanalytical assay for the group to assess and validate as a bioanalytical method for clinical trial recruitment.

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In PLOS this week: variants that affect COPD biomarkers, high genetic diversity of Cryptococcus gattii in Brazil, and more.

The company is developing a proteomic test for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that it plans to launch in early 2018 as a CLIA-based diagnostic.

Data for tens of thousands of UK Biobank participants revealed an overlapping set of variants involved in airflow obstruction in heavy and never smokers. 

The technology uses infrared spectroscopy to indentify biomarkers of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in sputum samples.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Glyconics, a UK firm using infrared spectroscopy to diagnose respiratory diseases, said today that it recently secured a contract from the Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare to validate its technology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two investigators at the University of British Columbia have received C$7.2 million (US$6.8 million) in funding to develop a biomarker-based blood test to identify patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder who are most at risk for lung attacks.

Canada's Prevention of Organ Failure Centre of Excellence has granted HTG Molecular Diagnostics exclusive rights to commercialize a risk stratification test the center has been developing to better personalize treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – HTG Molecular Diagnostics said today that it has licensed exclusive rights from Vancouver's Centre of Excellence for the Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF Centre) to commercialize gene expression tests for prognosis of COPD patients who will experience frequent lung a

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Dog DNA testing finds that some purebreds might not truly be purebreds, Inside Edition reports.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

Smithsonian Magazine reports that environmental DNA sampling can be used to track elusive organisms.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive satellite DNA in the fruit fly, transcriptome map assembly pipeline, and more.