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Each stage is associated with an increase in gut microbial diversity and is influenced by breastfeeding, researchers reported this week.

Areas of concern are the recruitment of talented scientists, as well as retaining access to EU funding, European research collaborations, and clinical trials.

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Mitochondrial replacement therapy may soon be occurring in the UK, according to the Guardian.

Panasonic has received US Patent No. 8,496,794, "Biosensor, biosensor chip, and biosensor device." The described platform can electronically detect the binding reaction of a biological substance such as an oligonucleotide, antigen, enzyme, peptide, antibody, or glucose.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics firm QuantuMDx and its university partners will use funding from the UK's Biomedical Catalyst program to develop and integrate the company's lab-on-a-chip technology into a device for rapidly diagnosing and staging cancers.

Researchers in the Neuromuscular Disorder-Chip Consortium will use custom-designed NimbleGen Human CGH 12x135K microarrays and Human Sequence Capture 385K arrays to study the genetic underpinnings of a range of neuromuscular disorders.

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The Hunter Medical Research Institute was started to bring together biomedical and clinical scientists — and the results have been so positive that it has become a model for how to accomplish translational research.

The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.