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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roswell Park Cancer Institute is investing $18.5 million to fund the launch of a new Center for Personalized Medicine (CPM) at its campus in Buffalo, according to the office of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo.

New York State plans to fund a two-year, $5.1 million sequencing pilot project of 1,000 residents in Western New York under its Regional Economic Development Council Initiative.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A Roswell Park Cancer Institute researcher will use a $100,000 award to develop a blood-based test for diagnosing lung cancer.

Exiqon said today that it has signed a "center of excellence" agreement with the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Under the agreement, Buffalo, NY-based RPCI will provide real-time PCR services using Exiqon's Mircury LNA Universal RT microRNA PCR products.

The collaboration brings together Ariadne, Cellecta, and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute to develop "a better understanding of the mechanisms of prostate cancer that result in novel targets and biomarkers."

DNA Genotek collected the samples at the Susan G. Komen Western New York Race for the Cure.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.