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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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Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.

A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.

Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.

In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.