pulmonary fibrosis Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Celgene Form Biomarker Consortium The consortium aims to develop assays that can detect biomarkers of pulmonary fibrosis that can be used as early indicators of a treatment's activity. New $22M Study to Use Sequencing, Proteomics to Investigate Pulmonary Fibrosis Among the study's goals is to identify molecular signatures that can distinguish idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis from interstitial lung disease. Veracyte Prices $51.3M Public Offering Veracyte will offer 5 million shares at $10.25 per share. It has granted underwriters an option to purchase an additional 750,000 shares. Johns Hopkins flowFISH Cytometry Assay Predicts Risk of Genetic Diseases Premium The assay correlates shortened telomere lengths in patients of different ages to potential risks for inherited diseases, such as bone marrow failure syndrome and liver cancer. NAF1 Loss-of-Function Mutations Linked to Short Telomere Syndrome Researchers found that mutations in this gene increased the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bone marrow failure, and other conditions. Sep 4, 2015 NIH Awards Yale Researcher $3M to Study Genomics of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Apr 13, 2015 Exome Sequencing Study Links Variants in Two Genes to Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis Oct 23, 2013 Yale-led Team Pursuing Gene Expression Signature to Predict Poor Outcomes in Pulmonary Fibrosis Premium May 23, 2013 Genomics in the Journals: 2013.05.23 Mar 31, 2011 NHLBI, Qiagen Team Optimizes, Automates qPCR-Based Telomere-Measurement Assay Premium Feb 4, 2010 University of Pittsburgh Earmarks $350K from NIH Grant for WaferGen Real-Time PCR Studies Premium Apr 8, 2009 Tech Transfer Tidbits: Apr 8, 2009 Premium Feb 4, 2009 23andMe, MondoBiotech Collaborate to Study Genetic Risk for Rare Diseases Premium Feb 3, 2009 Short Reads: Feb 3, 2009 Premium Feb 3, 2009 BioArray Briefs: 2009.02.03 Premium Breaking News UK Biobank Study Investigates Incomplete Penetrance of Mendelian Disease Variants MDxHealth Q3 Revenues Grow 23 Percent BioMérieux Q3 Revenues Increase 11 Percent, Firm Raises 2021 Guidance Germline Cancer Risk Genes May Hold Rhabdomyosarcoma Survival Clues, Study Suggests Danaher Q3 Revenues Rise 23 Percent, Beat Wall Street Estimates Horse Genetics Study Reveals Origins of Domestication, Use in Human Culture The Scan Guidelines for Ancient DNA Work More than two dozen researchers have developed new ethical guidelines for conducting ancient DNA research, which they present in Nature. And Cleared A UK regulator has cleared former UK Prime Minister David Cameron in concerns he should have registered as a consultant-lobbyist for his work with Illumina, according to the Financial Times. Suit Over Allegations The Boston Globe reports that David Sabatini, who was placed on leave from MIT after allegations of sexual harassment, is suing his accuser, the Whitehead Institute, and the institute's director. Nature Papers on Esophageal Cancer, Origin of Modern Horses, Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants In Nature this week: genetic and environmental influences of esophageal cancer, domestic horse origin traced to Western Eurasian steppes, and more.