NCI-CPTC

In particular, George Mason University researcher Emanuel Petricoin expressed concerns about the project's plan to use samples from different patient cohorts for its discovery and verification stages.

The project is part of the CPTC's Antibody Characterization Program, which aims to thoroughly characterize all monoclonal antibodies used in the initiative in an effort to minimize the experimental variability that has often hampered the use of affinity reagents in proteomics research.

The alliance aims to take proteomics into the clinical chemistry lab and to encourage proteomics researchers to adopt procedures and processes that are routinely practiced in clinical chemistry labs.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.