Armed Forces Institute of Pathology

"The number of customers using our PCT platform in the workflow for mass spectrometry has increased dramatically in the last year, and so we're addressing that market particularly," said PBI's CEO.

The company will be working to improve methods of biomolecule extraction to allow researchers to better use archival formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples in studies of disease progression and response to therapy.

The CRADA with Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, the American Registry of Pathology, and the Department of Veterans Affairs is to develop pressure-based sample prep methods to improve the quality and yield of biomolecular extractions from FFPE tissue.

In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.