NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Epic Sciences, which is developing diagnostics to identify and characterize rare cells, said today it is collaborating with six drug manufacturers to develop companion diagnostic tools.

The San Diego-based company declined to identify its drug manufacturer partners, but Genentech, Pfizer, and Celgene have previously disclosed working relationships with Epic.

A company spokesperson declined to elaborate on the nature of the work being done but said that targeted cancers include breast, lung, prostate, pancreatic, and ovarian cancers.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Social media is changing how scientists discuss research, as tweets from University of Chicago's Yoav Gilad about a Mouse ENCODE paper have shown, Nature reports.

In Nature this week: factors affecting the success of whole-genome sequencing for routine clinical diagnosis, and more.

A large meta-analysis from an international team reports that nature and nurture have about an equal overall influence on human traits.

The Lasker Foundation's Claire Pomeroy laments the state of NIH funding at Forbes.