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Questions remain about how the €6.7 billion ($7.6 billion) pledged for the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud over the next four years will be spent.

CHICAGO (GenomeWeb News) – A German team led by Nobel Laureate Harald zur Hausen is using DNA and RNA sequencing as part of its search for unknown animal pathogens with possible roles in human cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Applied Proteomics today said that it will collaborate with the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) on the discovery and development of molecular diagnostic tests for colon and pancreatic cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The presence or absence of human papillomavirus DNA on its own in an individual's head or neck cancer does not provide enough information to help predict a patient's survival, according to a pair of new papers in the journal Cancer Research.

Gen-Probe has been awarded US Patent No. 8,202,978, "Compositions for detecting group A streptococci."
Reinhold Pollner and Paul Darby are named as inventors on the patent.

Researchers used a variety of bioinformatics tools to crunch data from nearly two-dozen gene expression studies of colorectal cancer, identifying pathways that are enriched in past prognostic studies of the disease.

By comparing DNA methylation patterns in the genomes of non-smokers, past smokers, and current smokers, German researchers have tracked down a blood coagulation gene that's differentially methylated depending on smoking behavior.

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In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.