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 Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.