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A team of Swedish researchers has received $3.3 million to develop a new nanotechnology platform for detecting blood-borne markers in lung and breast cancer.

Sweden's Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab, will offer subsidized whole-genome sequencing to scientists through two national research programs that it plans to fund with a total of about $3 million over the coming year.

Roche still plans to make its high-density peptide microarrays available to customers in the future.

This is part one of a two-part interview. Part two is available here.

Name: Peter Nilsson
Title: Platform Director, Affinity Proteomics, SciLifeLab, Stockholm

A team from the University of Gothenburg working with Life Technologies has published a technique combining reverse transcription and proximity ligation to allow quantitative PCR measurements of the DNA, RNA, and proteins from a single cell.

Name: Max Käller
Position: Manager of the Genomics Experimental Platform Facility, SciLifeLab, Stockholm, Sweden
Education: PhD, Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology

Although Roche plans to discontinue a number of its NimbleGen microarray product lines at the beginning of next year, it is currently developing high-density peptide microarrays, and has made them available to scientists from Sweden's SciLifeLab, BioArray News has learn

While many countries are cutting back on funding for life science research, Sweden is not one of them, as the Northern European country's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt this week confirmed that his government intends to invest $320 million in life sciences over the next four ye

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.