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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two forms of a rare subgroup of acute lymphoblastic leukemia form through chromothripsis, or catastrophic chromosome shattering, researchers from the Wellcome Trust S

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Four European research teams will use €38 million ($50.8 million) in funding from the European Union to harness genomic knowledge in developing new diagnostics and treatments for a range of rare diseases, Newcastle University said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DNA2.0 today announced a deal with Newcastle University to develop a protein expression system for Bacillus subtillis.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council today announced a £5 million ($7.9 million) five-year grant to a consortium of universities to develop a Web-based synthetic biology platform.

In its companion diagnostics development program for an investigational PARP inhibitor oncologic, Pfizer is pursuing methylation-specific biomarkers rather than BRCA gene mutations to help personalize the drug.

Nine members of the HMO Research Network "will use detailed clinical profiles to search for potential subjects to enroll into … serious adverse events research projects using their electronic medical record databases," iSAEC said in a statement.

The new partners include the University of Liverpool, Newcastle University, the HMO Research Network, and Cerner.

The Serious Adverse Events Consortium has partnered with universities in Liverpool and Newcastle on research into drug-induced liver injury and hypersensitivity reactions.

Horizon Discovery also plans to participate in a consortium of "top academic institutions and big pharmas" in the cancer field, a research partnership expected to expand its panel of isogenic cell lines for drug discovery.

The school aims to develop biomarkers for use in cancer diagnostics.


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

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.