With the funding, UTHealth's Wenjin Zheng will form the Data Science and Informatics Core for Cancer Research.
The company aims to enroll 3,000 women in the registry, which it plans to use for research and development of tests to detect and manage pelvic masses.
The new research grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas include several awards for omics-related projects.
By Adam Bonislawski
The award will enable Rules-Based Medicine to add to its OncologyMAP panel immunoassays for 150 to 180 blood-based protein biomarkers associated with cancer.
The money is expected to help Mirna meet its goal of filing two INDs by the end of 2011 as it adds staffers to support its drug-development efforts and seeks industry partnerships, according to a company official.
The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.
The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.
The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.
In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.