By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agendia, AstraZeneca, and the Netherlands Cancer Institute today announced a collaboration to identify specific molecular subtypes of colorectal cancer in order to develop targeted therapies.

As part of the deal, Agendia will provide molecular data, bioinformatics support, and diagnostics expertise to AstraZeneca to define subpopulations within colorectal cancer, which kills about 500,000 people in the US and Europe each year, the partners said.

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In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.