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The Stoller Biomarker Discovery Centre, funded by the UK's Medical Research Council, recently opened to develop mass spec-based research for varied diseases.

The node will act as a center for molecular diagnostics research, discovery, and development, and will integrate with existing initiatives.

Using genomic and other technologies, researchers will develop tools to identify HAIs, identify patients at risk for them, and investigate more effective use of antibiotics. 

The universities are partnering with Illumina to supply next-generation sequencing instruments to drive research in cancer, personalized medicine, and agriculture.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Glasgow said yesterday it will use £3 million ($5 million) from the Scottish government to support a new imaging center and stratified medicine clinical research program.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Oxford BioDynamics and the University of Glasgow today announced a partnership to identify biomarkers for the differentiation of responders from non-responders to methotrexate in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Miragen Therapeutics said this week that it has taken an exclusive license to intellectual property held by the University of Glasgow that is related to the use of microRNA-145 in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Greg Porreca, Adam Cohen, David Cumming, Michael Deem, Jim Lupski, Amy McGuire, Antoine van Oijen, Ian Ratcliffe

Researchers from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Parkville, Australia, investigated the feasibility of replacing "time-consuming, locus-specific testing for specific microdeletion and microduplication syndromes with microarray analysis." Study co-author Howard Slater spoke with BioArray News about the paper.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: ProTraits includes genetic, phenotypic data on bacteria, archaea; Candida albicans assembly 22; and more.

The Wall Street Journal reports that researchers are looking beyond Cas9 for CRISPR editing.

Familial DNA searches in criminal cases are winning over some critics, the Los Angeles Times reports.

In PNAS this week: miR-515 levels higher in women with preeclampsia, horizontal gene transfer in parasitic plants, and more.