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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.

Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.