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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The New York Times reports that as China invests in science, it also is dealing with research fraud.

In PLOS this week: transcriptome study of a cold-tolerant plant, deep sequencing of clinical influenza A samples, and more.

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