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In Brief This Week is a Friday column containing news items that our readers may have missed during the week.

In Brief This Week is a Friday column containing news items that our readers may have missed during the week.

Snippets: Mar 11, 2009

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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.

The Athens, Ohio-based firm licensed novel yeast-based virus cloning technology that will be used for HIV pharmacogenomics and other disease areas.

News Briefs: Feb 4, 2009

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Cerenis, Montreal Heart Institute, UVA, Ortho Clinical, Mirna, UCSF, Case Western, Diagnostic Hybrids, iBridge Network, Ben Franklin Tech Partners, and more…

Revenues for the company's diagnostics group increased 3 percent. This division includes molecular diagnostics, which posted a 2 percent dip in revenues, and applied sciences, which recorded an 11 percent increase in sales.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.