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The company hopes to develop saliva-based RNA assays for concussion, Parkinson's disease and autism using biomarkers discovered by its two academic partners.

Speakers at the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities annual meeting discussed their approaches for single-cell genomic studies of tumor and immune cells.

Gen-Probe (Hologic) has also been awarded

Bio-Rad Laboratories has been awarded US Patent No. 8,236,504, "Systems and methods for fluorescence detection with a movable detection module."
Igor Kordunsky, Jeffrey Goldman, and Michael Finney are named as inventors on the patent.

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The university will pilot a summer elective course on genetics that includes several precautionary measures to ensure that students don't feel coerced to participate. The incorporation of this course as a permanent program will depend on the success of this pilot, the university said.

The suit is the second filed by the plaintiffs this year against a generic drug manufacturer for allegedly infringing patents protecting Galderma's rosacea treatment Oracea by filing an ANDA for a generic version of the drug.

An influx of managerial and scientific talent due to layoffs from financial institutions and pharmaceutical companies, coupled with new incubator space, could help build a university-fueled life sciences cluster in the New York region, said tech-transfer experts at last week's New York Biotechnology Association meeting.

Luminex will pay $4.35 million to settle a dispute filed by SUNY in December 2007, which alleged breach of contract.

A total of six facilities comprising more than 2 million square feet are in New York's pipeline of life-sci space, according to the panelists who spoke at the New York Biotechnology Association's annual meeting this week.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.