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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: SERPINA1 gene variant linked to stroke risk, comparative genomic analysis of cyanobacteria, and more.

The firm is building an antibody-based immune system-related protein biomarker test for stroke diagnosis in both community and academic hospitals.

An international research team has tied a locus near the FOXF2 gene to small vessel disease and stroke risk.

The grant is being provided under the NIH's Extracellular RNA Communication program, which was set up to study the role of molecules such as microRNAs.

The partners are using genomic data to improve understanding of cardiovascular disease and diabetes and identify markers linked to drug response.

Through a genome-wide association study, an international team found that a PHACTR1 gene variant appears to protect patients from cervical artery dissection.

The National Institutes of Health this month awarded roughly $1.4 million in grant money to researchers at the University of Texas and Tekmira Pharmaceuticals to support their development of a single RNAi-based drug that can treat both Ebola virus and Marburg virus infections.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Horizon Discovery said today it has received a share of a European Union Seventh Framework Programme grant totaling €5.75 million ($7.8 million) for work it will do on a project called "CV genes-at-target."

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An investigator at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago plans to use a new $9 million Transformative Research Award from the National Institutes of Health to develop DNA-based technologies that could be used to monitor neuron activity in living brains, RIC said on T

University of Geneva researchers in collaboration with the UK's Proteome Sciences have identified a protein marker that could help doctors better determine the time of stroke onset.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.