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Merck KGaA and MDxHealth have extended an existing personalized medicine research collaboration so that the drug firm will fund the development, regulatory activities, and commercial launch of a companion diagnostic being advanced by MDxHealth for an investigational glioblastoma

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MDxHealth today announced its collaborative agreement with Merck KGaA has been expanded to include the continued development and worldwide commercialization of MDxHealth's PredictMDx for Glioblastoma test.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Retrotransposon movement in somatic cells may introduce insertions in the genome that contribute to tumorigenesis in certain cancer types, according to a study in the early, online edition of Science today by members of the Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A group of Canadian research institutes, universities, and funding partners have launched a C$8.2 million (US$8 million) effort to conduct molecular and genomic studies of glioblastoma tumors and develop targeted, personalized treatments for the deadly brain cancer, th

This story was originally published May 15.

Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital and Serametrix will collaborate on developing a serum-based assay that will measure autoantibodies to help doctors predict which patients are likely to respond to a brain cancer immunotherapy being developed by the hospital.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of studies published online this weekend point to histone and chromatin remodeling genes as culprits in a subset of brain cancers occurring in children and young adults.

By Adam Bonislawski
With DNA-based affinity agents gaining prominence as tools for protein capture, scientists and biotech firms are exploring biomarker assays that simultaneously report both genetic and proteomic data.

A sampling of molecular diagnostics and pharmacogenomics abstracts presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting.

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The Guardian reports that the Mammalian Genetics Unit at the Harwell Institute is to close.

Scientific research itself contributes to plastic waste and isn't very sustainable, FiveThirtyEight reports.

Restaurants in the US may soon serve AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon, according to the Associated Press.

In Science this week: three studies from the Ruminant Genome Project, and more.