Clinical Data has entered into a collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh to discover and validate Fc gamma receptor gene markers that may eventually lead to the development of new pharmacogenetic tests that gauge response to monoclonal antibodies, such as Herceptin, Rituxan, and Erbitux.

The research partnership, announced last month, will expand Clinical Data's existing FCGR program under its PGx Health division, which includes the PGxPredict: Rituximab test and research collaborations with other institutions.

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Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

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