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Public-Private Group Releases Cotton Genome Draft Sequence
A draft sequence of a diploid A cotton genome released yesterday will lay the groundwork for sequencing the tetraploid genome of widely cultivated cotton species.
The test is the latest of several Alzheimer's biomarker panels developed on Rules-Based Medicine's DiscoveryMAP platform. The company plans to develop a specialized assay for research use by next year with a lab-developed test potentially following shortly thereafter.
Consortium Develops Algorithm from Blood-Based Alzheimer's Biomarkers
Researchers participating in the Texas Alzheimer's Research Consortium have identified protein biomarkers in blood that differ between individuals with and without Alzheimer's disease and incorporated them into an algorithm for detecting Alzheimer's cases.
Nuclear, Mitochondrial Data Points to Hybridization in Caribbean Fruit Bat Species
By genotyping nuclear and mitochondrial sequences from fruit-eating bats in the Caribbean and mainland South America, a Texas Tech University research team has found evidence for hybridization in a Caribbean species called Artibeus schwartzi.
The $200,000 grant also dovetails with an existing grant under which the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Pure Vaccine Solutions aim to look for new disease-specific biomarkers for West Nile virus. Both Receptor Logic and Pure Vaccine Solutions are portfolio companies of VC shop Emergent Technologies.