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Van Andel Research Institute

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based VARI will use the arrayer as part of an effort to identify and study protein abnormalities in the blood of cancer patients, with the ultimate goal of developing blood tests for the early detection or more accurate diagnosis of cancer.

The $178 million project will nearly triple its lab space and support a major expansion of its staff.

The centers will share resources and some personnel in an effort to reach their goals of moving research discoveries about cancer and other conditions as quickly as possible from laboratories to patient care.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.