National University of Singapore

While the '3G' study did not establish clinical utility, the researchers said it shows genomic profiling to guide gastric cancer treatment is feasible.

Under the agreement, the researchers plan to sequence 150 AML genomes and transcriptomes to look for population-specific variants.

The Singaporean firm already offers cell-free NIPT testing through its iGene Laboratory and sells a kit to test ovarian cysts for malignancy.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: trove of data from the Genotype Tissue Expression consortium, and more.

Durio zibethinus

Using new genome and transcriptome sequences, researchers saw expansions and expression jumps in sulfur and fruit ripening pathways in Durio zibethinus.

The partners will work with academic and industrial partners in biomedical research with the goal of accelerating cancer detection and screening.

The university will have access to the Agilent technology for use in a study of patient responses to cardiovascular drugs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new company spun out of the National University of Singapore (NUS) launched today with a technology that it said can instantly provide a diagnosis for gastric and esophageal cancers during endoscopy.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific and the National University of Singapore today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to develop a strategic alliance to increase advance basic and applied research in Singapore.

Applied Biosystems (Life Technologies) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,572,506, "Visualization tool for qPCR genotyping data."
Gordon Janaway and Evelyn Wing-Sim Chan are named as inventors.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.