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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A New England Journal of Medicine study suggests high-risk variants in the apolipoprotein L1 gene APOL1 can contribute to more rapid kidney disease progression in individuals of A

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Carlos Slim Foundation has pledged $74 million to fund the second phase of a genomics-focused collaboration between the Broad Institute, Mexico's National Institute of Genomic Medicine, and the Carlos Slim Health Institute, Broad said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will use a $3.7 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute to try to find out if the use of genomic information and electronic medical records can improve treatment of kidney disease patien

Myriad RBM and DaVita Labs said this week that they have entered a collaboration agreement to identify protein biomarkers for the management of dialysis patients.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases has established a biosample and data repository using samples from many of the clinical studies and trials it has funded, and it now

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Centre of Excellence for the Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF) and MRM Proteomics announced today that they will partner on proteomic-based diagnostic tests for patients with chronic organ diseases.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Centre of Excellence for the Prevention of Organ Failure, or PROOF Centre, and IO Informatics today announced a deal to develop a web-based software application addressing chronic heart, lung, and kidney disease.

Belgian protein biomarker firm Pronota has raised €3.7 million ($4.9 million) a Series C financing round that it will use to complete protein biomarker validation studies for its pre-eclampsia, ovarian cancer, sepsis, and cardio-renal programs.

By Adam Bonislawski
Proteomics in 2011 continued its long, hard slog toward the clinic, battling now-familiar challenges like sluggish test sales, unproven platforms, and the vagaries of the regulatory process.

By Adam Bonislawski
Scientists at King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust have launched SpotOn Clinical Diagnostics, a firm specializing in mass spec-based diagnosis of hemoglobin disorders.

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The US Patent and Trademark Office is opening another interference proceeding in the CRISPR patent fight.

There's increasing genetic evidence that a number of ancient hominins may have contributed to the human gene pool, according to Discover's The Crux blog.

The Japan News writes that Japan needs to seize the opportunity to ensure that a wide number of people benefit from personalized cancer treatments.

In Cell this week: messenger RNA expression and translation, RNA localization atlas, and more.