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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National University of Singapore and Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology, and Research, or A*STAR, announced today the creation of the S$148 million (US$118 million) Singapore Centre for Nutritional Sciences, Metabolic Diseases, and Human Development (SiNMeD

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Protein array firm Ayoxxa today said that it has raised €400,000 ($532,549) in a second closing of its Series A financing.

The Singapore National Research Foundation has awarded a $3 million fellowship to Slaven Garaj, formerly of the Nanopore Group at Harvard University, to develop a graphene nanopore sequencing device.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of studies in the early, online version of Nature Genetics are highlighting the types of genetic mutations that underlie the liver cancer hepatocellular carcinoma, including forms of the disease related to hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infection.

Exiqon has been awarded US Patent No. 8,080,644, "Oligonucleotide analogues."
Jesper Wengel and Poul Nielsen are named as inventors on the patent.


The Wall Street Journal speaks with patients affected by questionable test results from Theranos.

Researchers link variants in TACR3 to hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports.

Kuwait says it will alter its law requiring citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples, New Scientist reports.

In Science this week: convergent evolution in bird hemoglobin, and more.