NEW YORK(GenomeWeb) – A team from the Foundation IRCCS National Cancer Institute in Milan has published a proof of concept of a method for capturing and measuring gene expression in circulating tumor cells, which they hope to use in the clinical care of advanced tumors.

In their approach, the researchers coupled magnetic bead-based capture of CTCs, using antibodies against both EpCAM and MUC1, with gene-expression analysis using Illumina's BeadChip-based Whole Genome-DASL HT assay.

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The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.

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