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The company plans to use the funding to support commercial growth of its molecular drug-matching service, OncInsights, which provides a searchable treatment report to community oncologists.

The Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium will conduct a 14-patient trial in which it will try to pinpoint treatments that best suit individual participants based on their gene expression profiles.

The trial, which has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and will begin enrollment immediately, will use next-generation sequencing and gene expression analysis to provide information about a patient's disease state and to identify targets for therapy.

The Van Andel Research Institute has created a pediatric cancer research program that will use personalized medical approaches for translational research.

The patent covers a "high-throughput method of screening for a biomarker indicative of a disease" and includes "methods utilizing a microarray to measure the glycan level of a protein."

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The company's Multiplexing Diagnostics division will use the arrayer to develop molecular tools, including protein biomarkers, to diagnose allergy and autoimmunity.

Adoption of the platform will facilitate use of novel protein microarray formats developed at VARI as part of its research into blood tests to allow earlier detection and more accurate diagnosis of cancer.

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Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.