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News and reporting on lung cancer.

Vermillion said this week it has received a US patent covering serum protein biomarkers for lung cancer.

Waters this week named the Center for Proteomics at the Translational Genomics Research Institute as one of its Centers of Innovation.

Proceeds from the financing will support the commercialization of Allegro's lead genomic test, BronchoGen, in 2012.

The test will be commercialized in the US by the company's recently formed sales team.

The study was done as part of a pilot study to sequence the tumors of patients with rare cancer types to help guide treatment.

The funds were raised in a Series A extension financing and will go toward the commercialization of its BronchoGen test in 2012.

Allegro CEO Mike Webb said the licensing agreement will support the "continued advancement" of the firm's BronchoGen test, including a planned commercial launch in the first half of 2012.

The IP licensed by Allegro relates to a gene expression-based platform that detects common molecular responses that occur throughout the respiratory tract in current and former smokers with lung cancer.

Using custom microarrays and bisulfite sequencing, researchers have garnered evidence of extensive shifts and variability in methylation patterns in the genomes of several types of cancers.

By testing 1,000 individuals with lung cancer for driver mutations in 10 genes, members of the Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium are finding mutations to help physicians offer more targeted treatment and clinical trial options for those with the disease.

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.