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Abcodia, OGT Partner on Cancer Biomarker Discovery

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Abcodia and Oxford Gene Technology announced today that they will collaborate on the discovery and validation of biomarkers for the early detection of pancreatic cancer.

Under the alliance, Abcodia will provide access to samples from its serum biobank taken from individuals up to seven years before the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. OGT said that it will apply its functional protein array platform and its Genefficiency microRNA profiling array to identify pancreatic cancer-specific biomarkers that could potentially be used as indicators of developing pancreatic cancer.

Financial and other terms of the alliance were not disclosed.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.