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NCI Awards GeneGo $1M Phase II SBIR Grant to Discover Breast Cancer Biomarkers

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute has awarded GeneGo a phase II SBIR grant worth $1 million over two years related to help it discover breast cancer biomarkers, GeneGo said today.
The research program includes a large-scale gene-expression and genotyping study to be conducted at Mayo Clinic. GeneGo will use its MetaCore data-mining program for data analysis.
GeneGo said that in phase I of the grant it performed a network analysis of previously published microarray expression data.

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Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.