Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Affymetrix today announced a deal with the Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research in South Africa to enable high-throughput genomics research and personalized medicine research across Africa.

The antibody profile could potentially be used to improve stratification of patient cohorts in clinical trials or as a point-of-care test to determine whether a patient needs vaccination, Reinhard Hiller, managing director of CPGR, told ProteoMonitor.

The partners aim to identify biomarkers that may predict how patients react to seasonal influenza vaccinations.

The Swiss foundation has become a member of the CPGR in order to develop point-of-care tests for African diseases.

Snippets

Premium

Agilent, University of Michigan, South Africa's Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research, SimuGen

BioArray Briefs

Premium

Quest Diagnostics, Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research, SimuGen, Arrayit, Phalanx, Rosetta Biosoftware, Exiqon, Norgen Biotek, TcLand Expression, Genedata, GeneGo, Entelos, Integrated DNA Technologies, VH Bio, SciGene, Inter Medico

The South African non-profit organization will team with the Malaysian pharmacogenomics firm to develop biomarker assays for the prediction of toxicity of existing and new drug compounds.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.