NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cypress Bioscience has acquired Cellatope's technology platform for diagnosing and monitoring autoimmune disorders, such as lupus, for up to $5 million.

San Diego-based Cypress said that the technology platform uses cell-bound complement activation products for diagnosis and monitoring of response to treatment. It was developed by researchers at the Lupus center for Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh to evaluate cell-bound fragments of activated complement proteins and their utility in diagnosis and monitoring of lupus patients.

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NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.

Aug
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Aug
27
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This webinar offers a look at how an advanced genetics laboratory implemented and validated a commercial bioinformatics system to help scale its operations.

Sep
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In this webinar, Kevin Balbi, head of bioinformatics at Sarah Cannon Molecular Diagnostics, will discuss the validation of targeted sequencing panels on the Ion Torrent platform using Horizon Discovery’s Tru-Q controls.