Wayne State University Startup Cradle Genomics Raises $17.1M in Series A Round to Develop NIPT The company's cofounders have developed methods for analyzing genetic material from fetal trophoblast cells isolated from the cervix. Cardiovascular Consequences of Cholesterol Drugs Modeled Using Target Gene Variants Variants in CETP-inhibitor and statin target genes helped investigators untangle complex ties between low-density lipoprotein levels and cardiovascular events. Late-Onset Preeclampsia Markers Proposed From Proteomic Study Investigators identified candidate protein markers from aptamer-based proteomic profiles of samples from women with or without late-onset preeclampsia. Fetal Cell-Based Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Advances With Three New Feasibility Studies Premium Several academic and commercial groups are developing clinical cell-based noninvasive prenatal tests, which could eventually compete with current cell-free NIPTs. Physician-Investigators Win $5.8M in NIH Funds to Detect Bacterial Infection in Febrile Infants Premium The team has been monitoring changes in host gene expression patterns due to different types of infections, and hopes to develop a diagnostic test. Aug 25, 2015 NIH Funds Effort to Develop PCR Test to Diagnose Infections in Infants Jul 27, 2015 Wayne State Awarded $4.8M Grant to Optimize Antibiotic Use for Drug-Resistant Infections Jul 8, 2015 Sperm RNA-seq Study Reveals Potential Biomarkers for Diagnosing Male Infertility Feb 3, 2015 Genalyte, Collaborators Gear Up for Phase Two of Tumor-associated Antigen Panel Development Premium Sep 30, 2014 Water Treatment Study Points to Ion Torrent Applicability for Assessing Environmental Microbiomes Premium Jun 17, 2014 IP Roundup: MIT, CSHL, Northwestern University, Wayne State University, Roche NimbleGen Premium Dec 24, 2013 IP Roundup: Stanford University, Wayne State University, PerkinElmer, Corning, Illumina, Immucor Premium Aug 16, 2012 IP Watch: Abbott, KU-Leuven R&D, Wayne State U, Epigenomics, US DHHS, and Penn State Win US Patents Premium Aug 6, 2012 Wayne State Lands Grant for Fetal Dx Feb 7, 2012 Wayne State Team Developing Array for Pulmonary Sarcoidosis Diagnosis, Drug Target Discovery Premium Jun 21, 2011 IP Roundup, Jun 21, 2011 Premium Jun 1, 2011 Microbiome Sequencing Method May Hold Promise for Diagnostics, Determining Pathogenic Microbes Premium Apr 11, 2011 Wayne State Wins Funding for Gulf War Illness Genomic Research Dec 15, 2009 Arrayit Partners with WSU to Develop Array-Based Ovarian Cancer Screen Premium Dec 9, 2009 Arrayit Diagnostics Licenses Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers from Wayne State U Nov 17, 2009 Phylogenomic Study Points to Convergent Evolution in Humans and Elephants Oct 6, 2009 Wayne State, U of Miami to Sequence Rare Disease Genes under NIH Grant Sep 29, 2009 Wayne State, SickKids to Team on OCD Gene Studies Aug 17, 2009 Wayne State Lands $3M in Stimulus Funds for ‘Omics Research Jun 17, 2009 Wayne State U and MITRI Partner to Move Neuro Rx Candidates to Clinical Trials Premium Load More Breaking News Ceres Nanosciences Wins $1.4M in NIH RADx Funding for Additional Wastewater Epidemiology Centers Study Unearths Features Found in Long-Term Survivors of Advanced Ovarian Cancer GenomeWeb Top 40 up 8 Percent in November, Outpacing Broader Market Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Bio-Techne Partner to Develop Carrier Screening Assay ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR-Cas9 IP to Cosmo Bio The Scan New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability. Study Reveals Potential Sex-Specific Role for Noncoding RNA in Depression A long, noncoding RNA called FEDORA appears to be a sex-specific regulator of major depressive disorder, affecting more women, researchers report in Science Advances. New mRNA Vaccines Offer Hope for Fighting Malaria A George Washington University-led team has developed mRNA vaccines for malaria that appear to provide protection in mice, as they report in NPJ Vaccines. Unique Germline Variants Found Among Black Prostate Cancer Patients Through an exome sequencing study appearing in JCO Precision Oncology, researchers have found unique pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants within a cohort of Black prostate cancer patients.