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.

A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

In Genome Biology this week: peopling of the Sahara, epigenetic reprogramming analysis of liverwort, and more.