University of North Texas Health Science Center

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Diomics, a recent spinout of the University of Arizona specializing in sample collection technologies for downstream DNA analysis, has in the past month realized a number of positive developments in support of the recent launch of its flagship biospecimen collection product

This article was originally published June 24.

Name: Arthur Eisenberg
Title: Professor and Chairman of the Department of Forensic and Investigative Genetics and Co-Director of the Center for Human Identification, University of North Texas Health Science Center

Abbott said today that it has entered into an agreement with the University of North Texas Health Science Center to evaluate the company's Plex-ID instrument for use in analyzing human remains to support missing persons and human trafficking investigations.

The Center for Human Identification at the University of North Texas Health Science Center has received a $3.5 million grant from Life Technologies to train researchers in forensic DNA analysis techniques.

The three-year $3.5 million grant will be used to train researchers in forensic DNA analysis techniques.

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.

The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.