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The method, called low-quantity digital gene expression, or LQ-DGE, was published online last week in Nature Methods. Helicos said it is currently assessing the technique for its "potential to advance molecular diagnostic assays for patients suffering from breast and ovarian cancer."

Athena alleges that Ambry's sale of tests for certain types of diabetes infringes on patents that Athena licensed from its development partner Correlagen.

The 2007 survey, conducted by the MGH Institute for Health Policy, also suggests that academic life scientists with industry support withheld data or delayed publication due to commercial prospects more frequently than those with no industry support during that time.

Using an siRNA screen, a team of researchers from Boston and Maryland has identified a host of human proteins that appear to play a role in hepatitis C infection.

The instrument has been installed in the lab of Daniel Haber, who will explore the use of the system for use in characterizing circulating tumor cells.

Two studies appearing in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association examine the applicability of cardiovascular biomarkers for diagnostic and therapeutic development.

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NKT licensed the IP from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital. As a result, each of the Harvard Med-affiliated institutes has been awarded an undisclosed equity stake in the company.

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As the Canadian election season heats up, neither major party has really paid much attention to science, according to Nature News.

BBC News says the uncertainty over Brexit is affecting science funding in the UK.

A new app purports to tell users "how gay" they are by looking at their DNA, but experts tell Futurism that the app is bunk.

In Nature this week: human and great ape cerebral organoids reveal aspects of brain development unique to humans, and more.