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The expanded deal will provide Med Biogene with additional markers for its LungExpress Dx test.

Strands: Mar 12, 2009

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Rosetta Genomics, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In opening its new translational research lab, Mass General claims to be "the first and only cancer center" to attempt to molecularly profile all cancer patients that present to the facility.

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 ...

People Transfer: Mar 11, 2009

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ASU Biodesign Institute names Alan Nelson as institute director, and Joshua LaBaer as head of institute's Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics

During the firm's earnings call last week, CEO Amit Kumar said that the company's diagnostics services performance would be most indicative of how CombiMatrix would perform going forward.

Papers of Note: Mar 10, 2009

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Sequencing-Related Papers of Note, Feb. 2009

The firm published data from a study showing that the same biomarker used in its miRNA-based test for squamous lung cancer provided 96 percent sensitivity.

The hospital will use a new lab to study tumors and to try to develop individual treatments.

In its annual report, Exiqon also indicated that it would eventually seek US Food and Drug Administration approval for its miRNA diagnostics so that they could be made available to a broader range of laboratories and pathologists.

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New research shows that scientists need to do a better job of including a wider diversity of African genomes in their analyses, STAT says.

A new paper in Science shows that men are still winning a large majority of the most sought-after NIH grants.

Nature Research and the Estée Lauder Companies are awarding efforts to encourage girls to pursue careers in the STEM fields.

In Science this week: beneficial genetic variants inherited from archaic Neanderthal and Denisovan hominins, and more.