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The diagnostic is being developed using a new peptoid-based technique for detecting disease-specific antibodies that could prove broadly useful as a protein biomarker discovery tool, said a researcher.

Phillip and Patricia Frost have donated $1 million to Scripps Florida for the second time. The gift also marks Scripps' second $1 million donation in the last month.

The funds will be used both in Florida and La Jolla, Calif.

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Under the Phenotypic Drug Discovery program, researchers from academia or biotech submit candidate compounds in specific therapeutic areas for Lilly to evaluate and profile. Participating organizations retain full IP rights to the compounds, but Lilly receives first rights to negotiate a broader collaboration or licensing agreement.

A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.