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The hospital believes it is the first to receive approval from the state to use the instrument for diagnosing gene mutations.

Wendel and colleagues used a short hairpin library screen to identify genes whose knockdown mimicked the effect of microRNA-19, a member of the oncogenic miR-17-92 cluster, in lymphocytes, hypothesizing that this would reveal the genes responsible for the miRNA's activity.

The Institute for Systems Biology and MD Anderson Cancer Center are two of six research institutions selected as TCGA Genome Data Analysis Centers.

Under the Phenotypic Drug Discovery program, researchers from academia or biotech submit candidate compounds in specific therapeutic areas for Lilly to evaluate and profile. Participating organizations retain full IP rights to the compounds, but Lilly receives first rights to negotiate a broader collaboration or licensing agreement.

A group of researchers from Israel and the US report that they have characterized chromosomal abnormalities in different colorectal cancer stages and identified alterations associated with poor outcomes.

Both the project and the service are designed to offer cancer patients detailed information about their tumor at a timescale that can help their physicians tailor treatments. However, some experts say the results will not benefit many patients today.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.